28 May 2022

Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams spark #MeToo backlash

Los Angeles, Nov 10 (IANS) "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland and her boyfriend Wells Adams have garnered #MeToo backlash for posting a photograph in which Adams is seen grabbing her breast.

A section of fans were not pleased with Hyland after she shared a picture on Instagram of fiance Adams grabbing her breast. In the image, friends are also seen striking similar poses, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"We take wedding photo booths very seriously… #mcm to the men who love and treat their ladies like queens," Hyland captioned the image.

The women appeared to be completely consenting to the actions. While many fans said the group is "just having fun", some social media users took offence to the pose and used the reference of the #MeToo movement to question the intentions.

"In times of gender balance and women's rights and respect, we still see pics like this... we are not moving forward with such mentalities,' one user wrote.

"Like queens = like objects? The dissolution of patriarchal gender relations can't come soon enough," another follower posted.

Some fans stood up for Hyland and her beau.

"Do you even know what the Metoo campaign was about, these women are consenting to this photo. Know the difference," one follower wrote.

Hyland was caught in a similar row following the Golden Globes in 2018.

In a video series for InStyle's Instagram account, celebrities took their turn exiting an elevator before heading into the party.

Hyland acted inebriated as she carried a bottle and stumbled up against an elevator bellhop. At the end of the clip, Hyland fell back into his arms as the elevator doors closed. This led some people to question her actions amid the Time's Up movement.

She had to clarify her actions with a Twitter post, saying "'#JohntheBellHop is a very nice old man. FYI. completely sober."