Oh dear Amanda Bynes….

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A paparazzi shot of Amanda Bynes out and about in New York

Oh dear Amanda Bynes, as you may know, she has been featured in numerous magazines over the last couple of weeks – for slightly embarrassing reasons.

The former child star now 27 appears to be sliding down the ‘Lindsay route’ as I like to call it, due to her display of rather bizarre behaviour, most recently that of her posting revealing photographs onto her Twitter account….as shown below…(look if you dare)

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Why…. just WHY??!!

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Her current obsession with ‘selfies’

Her most recent film being a part in Easy A alongside Emma Stone, she had commented that she is ‘now retiring’ and wants to focus on designing her own fashion line, “I’ll design clothes and sing because I want to, not because I need the money. I love singing and I can’t wait to start working on an album. Right now, I’m getting in shape for all of the photo shoots”.

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Something else that has made Amanda seem ‘insane’ and ‘crazy’ is the fact that she is trying to look like exotic dancer Blac Chyna, who she cites as somebody she adores. Hmmmm, I don’t know about you, but I really think she looked incredible before this image makeover, but she has since admitted having a nose job to correct what she felt was like ‘a webbed’ appearance on her face. Her Twitter rants have been amusing to say the least, with outbursts such as “About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I’ve gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!”, “Y do tabloids only use the fattest most unflattering pics?” and a tweet to Perez Hilton saying “is ugly, has never had a hot boyfriend. He makes being gay look bad! No one wants to be a single parent bc no man wants them”.

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Pre image makeover

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I used to LOVE this show when I was a child…. so 90s

So what has happened to her? I hear you wonder…. well, one could argue that she is following after the likes of other former child stars like Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin and that of Tiger Blood consuming Charlie Sheen.

One suggestion was that as she was growing up (after having risen to fame in the late 1990s for her shows including The Amanda Show and starring in numerous films), her parents kept her earnings under control. So for this reason, it had been reported that Amanda demanded access to her money and has seemingly dived right into it and gone crazy with it. She even said at one point she doesn’t need to work anymore because she is worth more than the Olsen twins (Mary-Kate and Ashley) … who are worth $300million!

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I think she needs some sort of intervention before she is indeed in the same position as la Lohan and making frequent (but fast) visits to rehab. What do you think? Do you care?SHOULD we care?

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6 comments

  1. I care! I loved Amanda Bynes, I use the past tense because she is kind breaking my heart right now. At 27, she was doing well to keep on the sane side. Or maybe she was really good at hiding it. I think an intervention is much needed because, like you said, she is defintley in danger of going the “Lindsay route” and we all know that’s not good.
    -S

  2. ‘Do we care?’, and ‘should we care?’ you ask; 0f course we should care! She’s still a human being. I’m not even necessarily a fan of hers but it breaks my heart to see another fame-struck child star dealing with personal issues that many young people deal with as they mature in their lives, like insecurity, self-consciousness, even depression, from social pressures to uphold a certain image but then it’s just magnified 1000 times fold when the entire world is watching and judging and mocking them publicly and never respecting their much-entitled privacy. I think some of these sad souls become emotionally distraught and behaviorally bizarre – even psychotic – because of all of the superficial, hateful, judgmental, opinionated press that simply likes to put spins on everything push ‘controversy’ buttons for ratings.

    Now there’s speculation about Amanda’s ‘mental health’, but who’s to blame really? Does it not occur to anyone that the flux in her mental health is a result from society’s mass mental-illness – a whole generation obsessed with celebrity gossip and just plain ol’ nosiness in the private lives of these stars. It seems the vast majority are quick to forget that these young impressionable celebs are still humans with feelings and emotions and insecurities despite what their image is or has been in the past. Do we not realize that they can read and watch all the hurtful criticism and shallow opinions peddled about them in public. Now the endless myriad of social media venues, like twitter, that allow for the interaction of famous people and fans, everything said by even the most unknown individual can be hurtful if it strikes a sensitive area and is observed by the offended celebrity. Perhaps it takes putting ourselves in these mocked celebrities places to see how ugly the world really is and how cruel and offensive it can be.

    I’m an individual who is very anti-tabloid and who really sees celebrity glorification and obsession as a deeply-rooted psychological disturbance prevalent, en masse, amongst young people today. Amanda Bynes, Brittany Spears, Lindsay Lohan area all only humans, albeit humans who have not yet discovered and realized their own spark of divinity (higher selves), as they allow themselves to be made to feel as if they are anything less by all the mountains of superficial judgements, critiques and mockeries made publicly about them, day in and day out.

    When more and more people start to realize that their environment is a reflection of what they carry within, then perhaps we will stop seeing perfectly sane celebrities having psychotic episodes in public. When people stop making comments and passing judgements before truly trying to understand what the person they are ridiculing is really going through, we will stop being the cause of these celebrities mental episodes and emotional breakdowns. When all the ‘so-called-fans’ stop adding fuel to the fires of these celebs going down in flames by subscribing to or even acknowledging all the demeaning tabloids and realize that the true intent and ultimate goal of any media outlet is to create controversy and that some will be willing to even go as far as fabricating or creating drama in a celebrities life just for ratings, then perhaps ‘popular’ culture will acquire some semblance of humanity and even ‘sanity.

    “It is no measure of good health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

    1. Thank you for your comment, very interesting to read too. It is sad to see what is happening & makes us wonder if pressure from the media should be taken off people such as her. Only time will tell what will happen.

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