"I'm so sorry ... FOR POSTING AN ADORABLE PICTURE," the "Modern Family" star responds.
Someone tried to shame actress Sarah Hyland for posting an Instagram picture of herself cuddling in bed with her new boyfriend and his adorable dog, and she was not having it.
The "Modern Family" star mostly got a lot of "awwww's" from her fans on Monday evening when she shared the picture of herself snuggled up with "Bachelor in Paradise" alum Wells Adams and his dog Carl. She and Adams both seemed to be shirtless in the picture, but the giant dog and the pillows kept everything covered up.
But that didn't stop one of her followers from scolding her through with a direct message reading, "KEEP YOUR SEXUAL LIFE PRIVATE."
Hyland addressed the issue on Twitter Tuesday morning, and she made it clear that she didn't see anything shameful in the photo.
Hey guysssss. I'm explaining myself again! Aren't you so happy???? Isn't this what twitter is for??? pic.twitter.com/teXzpUXvmz— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 14, 2017
In a screencapped text file from her phone, she continued: "Every once in a while I’ll go through my direct messages from you guys to see what you’re saying and respond. Answer questions. Give advice. Or even just say hello. But I woke up too early to go to work this morning and saw this..."
She then shared the message from her disgruntled fan, who said, "You can go out with whoever you want. But there are limits. Do not you know that some private things, must stay private, and not be shared with the whole world. KEEP YOUR SEXUAL LIFE PRIVATE, we do not necessarily need to know all the details of your personal life. SHIT!!"
"Not putting her on blast," Hyland said. "She just brought to my attention that that picture I posted might have been inappropriate since we're in bed. So I just have to say I'm so sorry ... FOR POSTING AN ADORABLE PICTURE BECAUSE CARL WAS ACTING LIKE THE NUGGETIEST SNUGGLE BUG! Couldn't let that moment pass without getting a picture."
She continued, "The only things I share about my [life] with you all is through Instagram and Twitter. I do want my privacy. Especially in relationships. I've made the mistake in the past on being way too open and talking way too much about them. This time is different. It’s special. And I will share what I [deem] 'appropriate’' on social media because I still want you all to be updated. Because you guys are the greatest fans in the world.
"I even hate saying fans ... because you're people. You're people who have had chronic illnesses, eating disorders, [troubled] family situations that 'Modern Family' helps you get through. People who share their stories with me and I love you all for that. So thank you for always [being] so wonderful. However... this relationship's tea will only be spilled on social media... for now. Cause never say never and I don't want to be reminded in the future that I'm a 'hypocrite.' Ok. Gotta get ready for work. I LOVE YOU ALL!"
Guys. I know I don't need to explain myself and I do ignore the "haters" (hate that word)... I think I really just LOVE a good clap👏🏼back👏🏼— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 14, 2017
She jumped back in a couple of hours later, tweeting, "ONE MORE THING! I just realized I'm being criticized for being naked... which you don’t even know if I am! You can barely see any skin but it's ok for Instagram models to roll around in the sand ACTUALLY naked? (I mean I'd post that too if I looked like that.) My point is don't be hypocrites. Either be conservatives on all fronts or FREE THE NIPPLE."
My last day of the day... but it's only 5:30am so who knows ya know? pic.twitter.com/kqLOzFlwK7— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 14, 2017