As many of you already know, Amanda Bynes, Sunday, launched a series of unprovoked and offensive tweets aimed at singer and actress Rihanna this past weekend. What has me stumped, is why did the tirade have to turn racial?
According to reports, the former star went on an unexplained twitter tirade against the 25-year-old singer, calling her “ugly” and and stating that she almost named “my new dog Rihanna.”
“No one wants to be your lover so you can call everyone and their mother that I almost named my new dog Rihanna,” she posted. So far, Byrnes rhetoric could be considered ugly, but as you will see it gets racially ugly.
In yet another post, Ms. Bynes, 27, stated, “Rihanna you look so ugly trying to be white,” further stating that the reason Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend Chris Brown allegedly assaulted her in 2009 was because she was not pretty. Now Amanda has crossed the line. What could Amanda be thinking. I mean, really; “trying to be white?” Did she have to make a racial slur to get her point across.
Within minutes Rihanna responded to the attack by posting her own tweet aimed at Ms. Bynes.
“Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?” She wrote.
Unfazed, Ms Bynes continued her onslaught with more vicious tweets before deleting them from her account.
It remains unclear why the “Hairspray” star launched her twitter assault against Rihanna.
The former actress continues to be in the headlines for her “bizarre” behavior.
She was arrested last week for throwing a foot-long marijuana bong out of her Manhattan apartment.
She later claimed NYPD police officers who arrested her, had sexually abused her. Her accusations are under investigation.
Also, last week, Ms. Bynes was denied permission from boarding a private jet in New Jersey because she could not show any form of ID. The jet was bound for Los Angeles, California.
Sources at Teterboro Airport, in New Jersey, said that the actress was not permitted to get on the plane because she was not able to produce any form of ID. According to sources, the troubled television and movie star then got angry and screamed, “I am Amanda Bynes.” She purportedly told the pilot of the jet to Google her, because did not have a driver’s license.
Ms. Bynes’s driver’s license was suspended after the actress pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended license. She was placed on three-year probation. The first suspension occurred after a series of incidents related to her driving.
In March, she was stopped by the Los Angeles police for talking on her cell phone while driving.
In April, Ms. Bynes was arrested and charged with DUI, in West Hollywood after sideswiping a deputy sheriff car. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, she was attempting to pass the police car in her black BMW. No one was injured in that incident.
Her bail was set at $5,000, but she was released the next morning without being required to post bail.
In June, Ms. Bynes was officially charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Then again, in September, Ms. Bynes was involved in two separate hit-and-run accidents.
That month, the Department of Motor Vehicles in California suspended Ms. Bynes’ driver’s license and officially impounded her vehicle after she was found driving with a suspended license.
Initially, she pleaded not guilty to two charges of hit-and-run but later reached a settlement with the parties’ involved in those incidents. The charges against her were dismissed. She was sentenced to three years’ probation.
Last fall, Ms. Bynes moved to New York. However, since moving to New York, the former Nickelodeon star has repeatedly made headlines for her allegedly worrisome behavior and her baffling and sometimes venomous tweets.
Responding to her coverage in the Intouch magazine, Ms. Bynes used racist language and hate filled words to respond to the article. She tweeted, “the only thing sadder than your ugly face still writing stories about me is the fact that you think I’d even step foot in a room with that ugly faced black man.”
In April, she posted a video of herself engaged in inexplicable behavior in front of a mirror. She titled it: “I’m Sucking On A Sour Patch Kid Listening To Music Getting Ready For Tonight .”,
Last Fall, Ms Bynes rejected she had trouble with the law. In a statement, she told People Magazine, “I am doing amazing … I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line. I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don’t drink, and I don’t drink and drive. It is all false.”
She has also often announced she is retiring from acting. In June 2010, she posted a tweet saying she was going to call it quits from performing.
“I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired,” she wrote on Twitter. “I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it … If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it … Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem.”
One month later, the star took to Twitter again and said she had changed her mind. “I’ve unretired,” she posted.
According to the Daily Beast Ms. Bynes “retired” because she was unable to land roles due to her unsettling behavior. According to reports, she was let go from the Farrelley brothers’ film Hall Pass because she exhibited “erratic behavior” and “paranoia.”
Ms. Barnes claimed she quit due to scheduling conflicts.
Ms. Bynes has acted in various television series, such as All That and The Amanda Show. She also starred in the TV series, What I like about you.
She also starred in several films aimed at teenage audiences. These include Big Fat Liar, What a Girl Wants, Love Wrecked, She is the Man, Hairspray, Sydney White and Easy A.
In 2006, Ms. Bynes was named one of Teen People’s” 25 Hottest Stars Under 25.”
With a treasure trove of credits to her name, you would think the girl has some semblance of common sense. But at last, Amanda obviously has lost her mind, if she thinks the public will tolerate the kind of vitriolic racial animosity she displayed over this past weekend.
Sources: google news, Daily Mirro
By Perviz Walji