While you’ve spent your Memorial Day weekend attending barbecues or binge-watching the new episodes of Arrested Development, Amanda Bynes has spent hers breaking her own record for bizarre and concerning Twitter commentary. After an arrest Thursday night for allegedly throwing a bong out of her window, during which she reportedly called 911 on her arresting officers, Amanda returned to her beloved social media to further confuse and worry the general public. After making claims of sexual harassment, Amanda turned away from the media and the police and directed her anger toward Rihanna, for no apparent reason that I can come up with.
Yesterday, Amanda directed various insults toward Rihanna. The tweets were quickly deleted, because of course they were, but they appear to mostly have referred to Rihanna’s looks. For instance, Amanda allegedly tweeted at Rihanna, “you look so ugly tryin to be white” and then wasted no time bringing up Chris Brown’s assault: “Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough.” Amanda followed this up by further insulting Rihanna’s looks and claiming she almost named her dog Rihanna (?).
Rihanna didn’t ignore it, though, since she tweeted the following, which seems to be referring to Amanda’s erratic behavior:
Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 26, 2013
Even Amanda realized this comment was probably about her, because she reportedly replied, “Unlike ur fugly faced self I don’t do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren’t pretty u know it!”
The thing that stands out to me about this incident is that Amanda deleted the tweets. Usually I would roll my eyes at celebrities deleting social media comments, since they still don’t seem to realize it will live on in screencaps and the memories of countless fans, but in this case it makes me wonder if Amanda realizes she shouldn’t be saying these things and is deleting them out of either regret or to save face. But of course it’s likely just another way for her to annoy the media.
While I had a naive hope that her arrest would usher in some positive change for Amanda, her Memorial Day weekend hasn’t done much to reassure me. Fingers crossed that Amanda’s family can actually do something to help her.