‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Mocks Lea Michele’s Red Carpet Poses
When 'Modern Family' actress Sarah Hyland appeared on E!'s "Fashion Police' on Friday, she mocked 'Glee' star Lea Michele and how the actress poses during her many red carpet appearances. That was more than enough reason to incite the ire of Gleeks, who were quite unhappy with Hyland's commentary. It appeared like a bit of a celeb war was going to be instigated between the two glossy-haired, gorgeous, TV star brunettes.
Here's what Hyland said on the show: "It's like a slow-motion picture kind of thing. It's just like, she puts her hands on her hips like this and sticks out her collarbone -- I don't know if you can see -- she sticks out her collarbone to make her look skinnier and she goes [pouts lips] sticks out her lips." Wow, it sounds like Hyland was studying Michele's red carpet moves enough to ape them on a TV show.
Hyland was critical of Michele's moves, but acknowledged the discomfort many starlets deal with on the red carpet. Hyland said, "It's very strange, it's very strange. I actually saw a clip of her doing that on the red carpet and you see me in the background, like with my back turned looking at my publicist, being like, 'I don't know what to do right now. Like this is very awkward for me, I've never seen anything like this before in my life.'"
Once Gleeks began to chime in, 21-year-old Hyland utilized Twitter to clear up her statements, revealing that she personally knows Michele and that her comments needed to be contextualized. Who needs a celebrity publicist to do damage control when you can do it yourself through the art of the tweet? You can follow Hyland's string of tweets by going here, but we'll also summarize for you!
"People have they're [sic] opinions,” Hyland tweeted in response on Saturday. "People also think I don't know Lea. But I met her 6 years ago n NYC when I was 15 yrs old." She also tweeted, "I did not intend for my comments to be taken in a malicious way. But I did hate the dress. Called her a--- great. Did u all hear that one?" So she was dissing the dress, not the girl who wore the dress. There's no crime in that, people!
Hyland also tweeted that she is not jealous of the ever-popular Michele and she is happy with her own damn life. She did back pedal a bit, saying that the actress exudes confidence and that she takes red carpet events way more seriously than she herself does. "Congrats Lea. U know how to work the red carpet. I can't take it as seriously as you ... I can't take myself that seriously. I don't like the red carpet. I feel silly,” Hyland admitted via Twitter. "So props to her for knowing what she's doing and enjoying it."
Even though Hyland spewed compliments and backtracked, don't label what she was doing an apology. "But I won't apologize. I'm an outspoken person. I own what I said about that outfit. And I mimicked what I saw with my own two eyes," Hyland declared.
Given Hyland's "non-apology" and the contexts of her comments, this little verbal tiff should blow over sooner than later. When piecing this all together, Hyland's comments didn't seem catty or girl-on-girl hate -- they were just opinions.