Okay celebrities, what’s your excuse for getting in stupid tweet-fights with Amanda Bynes? I’ve heard Amanda’s excuse several times, in several different forms, and it’s sometimes phrased differently but always a cry for help. That girl is going through something right now, and she doesn’t seem to have total control over her behavior. If I had to guess, I’d say she needs professional help, and she’s not getting it. So that’s her excuse, what’s yours, celebrities who keep baiting her on Twitter?
This weekend’s most recent addition is Matt Prokop, who had an impressively juvenile back-and-forth with Amanda on Saturday. Haven’t heard of Matt Prokop? Yeah I barely even have, and I’m a celebrity blogger. He’s dating Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy on Modern Family…so yeah, not even close to a celebrity, but famous enough to spark Amanda’s interest and get an exchange going. A lot of the tweets have been deleted now, so we’re relying on E!‘s reconstruction of the conversation.
Matt started things out by telling Amanda to, “look in a mirror… Stop getting work done. Save what’s left.” to which Amanda responded, “your girlfriend has an ugly face like you.” Then Matt came back with, “wow. The devil speaks. We were fans of yours. and my girl is more successful than you ever will be enjoy the long road downhill disgusting crack head,” later adding, “It’s sad @AmandaBynes was a child actress who kids looked up to. Now she’s just a lost soul in a plastic face. #gethelp“.
Okay let’s pause for a second here. First of all, Matt initiated the conflict, and he also calls Amanda ‘the devil’ and a ‘disgusting crack head’. Those are some serious statements there, buddy, and at 22-years old, you definitely know better. Amanda responded with a clarification on her original comment: “I like her ugly face! She isn’t as pretty as me! You need to put up two comparable professional photos! She’s not a model I am!!!” Which makes such solid good sense that Matt decided to do as she asked and put up a picture of the two women side-by-side with the caption ‘this should clear your mind’. You know, as you do when a troubled stranger on Twitter gives you an instruction. You follow it.
The two of them went back and forth a few more times with Amanda complaining about the photo selection and talking more about how she needs plastic surgery, and then Matt said, “you aren’t a model you are plastic. Nothing about you is real anymore. It’s so sad how blind you are to reality.” And then finally tweeted, “stop getting work. You were beautiful. Me and Sarah looked up to you. Now you are looking more like a pornstar. #itssad“.
Alright dude, come on! you’re openly saying that this girl is blind to reality, so why are you starting shit with her? It’s almost as if you want to engage with her and earn yourself a few more Twitter followers, because I know you don’t think calling this girl a pornstar will benefit her in any way. I feel like all the celebrities out there now who are tweeting at her are either capitalizing on her downward spiral to get attention for themselves, or hoping to be the person who convinces her to get help, like Dr. Drew, who tweeted: “I think it may be time to leave @AmandaBynes alone. She will get help if she wants it & if she needs it,hopefully before serious consequences.” Okay, well if you think people should leave her alone…you probably shouldn’t tag her Twitter handle, right? I mean I’m no scientist, but that’s pretty much the first step. Regardless, some people just want to be the last person who talked to her before she started taking care of herself again, so they can’t claim partial credit.
There are also people like Jason Biggs, who use her as a punchline because it’s easy, Tweeting to her Saturday, “Are you having a stroke?” Guys. Come on. What do you think is gonna happen? Do you not know? Because if you don’t, I can tell you — if you’re famous enough, Amanda Bynes will object to your opinion and call you ugly, delete the tweet within twenty-four hours, and apologize shortly thereafter while still denying she needs any help. That’s what will happen, I promise. Every time. So quit poking her, it’s irresponsible and juvenile. You’re supposed to be the sane ones, right?