Sarah Hyland Defends Her Impersonation Of Lea Michele [VIDEO]

Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland came under fire for poking fun at Lea Michele’s red carpet poses.  You know what?  We agree with Hyland.  Michele, while immensely talented, is such a red carpet ham.  She couldn’t get enough of herself during the Emmys, making love to each camera that snapped her picture.  Hyland confirmed our suspicions regarding Michele’s red carpet modest by imitating the Glee star on E!’s Fashion Police Friday night (September 16th).

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With Joan Rivers howling, Hyland explained,”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.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hyland responded to the backlash from Michele’s fans via – where else – Twitter

“I did not intend for my comments to be taken in a malicious way,” she wrote. “In no way am I jealous of Lea Michele. I’m happy with my own life and am not jealous of anyone else’s in the world.  I can’t take myself that seriously. I don’t like the red carpet. I feel silly. So props to her for knowing what she’s doing and enjoying it,” she continued.  “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.”

Amen, Hyland.  You might be 20, but you’re on the ball with this one.