Sarah Hyland Reveals What It's Really Like Dealing With Trolls, Daily

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" do get a lot of hate and judgement"

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is no stranger to online bullying. In fact, the 28-year-old actor deals with trolls on the daily. 

In a recent interview with Refinery29, Hyland opened up about the experience and just how she copes with the hurtful comments. 

"In order to be OK on a daily basis, especially when you do get a lot of hate and judgement and critics out there that hide behind keyboards, you have to have a really strong back and rely on other people having your back," she said. 

"I have the most amazing fans in the entire world that go apesh*t on the trolls. I found that it’s been super transformative on my mental state and confidence to have people like that in my life."

Hyland, who is best known for her role as Haley on Modern Family, has long been upfront with fans (and trolls) about her health struggles over the years - both physical and mental. The actor lives with endometriosis and kidney dysplasia and has revealed she's battled depression in the past, too. Her health journey has been a challenging one, driving her to ensure she prioritises self-care.

"When you’re going through something so physical and on the brink of surgeries or death, that is obviously going to affect your mental health," she told Refinery29. 

"You have to take care of your body any way you can. My self-care can be as simple as taking a bath. You really have to take advantage of that to regain this feeling of control over yourself and your body."

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Written By Stephanie Nuzzo