Another day, another troubled child star.
Amanda Bynes had audiences laughing with her spunky attitude and quirky personality on Nickelodeon’s All That and The Amanda Show. She later transitioned to the big screen with laugh out loud hits like She’s the Man and Easy A.
But in the last few months, Bynes has been displaying weird behavior that's got us super worried.
Let’s start off with her legal troubles. In April of 2012, the actress was arrested for driving under the influence. Her license was finally suspended on Sept. 6 after two hit-and-run accidents (yes, two). Despite a revoked license, she drove days later. On May 9, 2013 the actress was placed on three years' probation.
She's also displayed other bizarre behavior such as showing up to a gymnastics class in fishnet stockings and smoking a suspicious looking cigarette in New York City.
Her legal troubles and behavior aren't even the worst part. Bynes’ Twitter feed is filled with statuses revealing body image issues.
April 13: "I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin."
April 24: "This is a good 1! No magazine put this in their issue! Y do tabloids only use the fattest most unflattering pics?"
April 30: "About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I've gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!"
Do you see why we’re concerned? We think Bynes looks beautiful the way she is and shouldn’t be focusing on finding faults in her flawless photos, but living in the public eye since childhood can have a toll on a person. Hopefully she can focus on staying healthy. And who knows, maybe eventually make a return to the big screen. She’s the Man the sequel anyone?
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- Teresa Roca is a NYC writer who is obsessed with celebrities, sports and movies. Her favorite cause is bullying and violence.