Attention-seeking actress Amanda Bynes was at it again Monday after tweeting that she thinks President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are ugly. The nasty tweet has spurred debate on Twitter: Is Bynes racist?
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!
â€” Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) July 8, 2013
That tweet set off a frenzy as to whether Bynes is a racist. “Amanda Bynes” started trending on Twitter along with “Barack Obama and Michelle Obama” shortly after the troubled actress posted the tweet.
Blogger Hayes Brown of ThinkProgress was among those in the Amanda Bynes is racist camp.
That time when Amanda Bynes went from watchable crazy person to full-on racist. Amazing transformation: https://t.co/QSRXpqXeUo
â€” Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) July 8, 2013
Others on Twitter agreed.
I think Amanda Bynes might just be racist.
â€” Charlie Chadwick (@BootsOfDanger) July 8, 2013
Amanda Bynes is racist!
â€” Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) July 8, 2013
But other Twitter users pointed out that Bynes is an equal opportunity hater when it comes to judging appearances. (The Huffington Post has this clever “Does Amanda Bynes Think You're Ugly? flowchart.) Among those being dubbed ugly by Bynes include “High School Musical” star Zac Efron and even Bynes’ own sister, Jillian. Both Efron and Jillian Bynes are white.
Twitter user @RBPundit was among those saying the “Amanda Bynes is racist” chatter is off the mark.
In fact, Amanda Bynes called her own sister ugly (on Twitter, no less), but doing the same of the Obamas is racist, according to @HayesBrown
â€” RB (@RBPundit) July 8, 2013
Even if Amanda Bynes is not a racist, an overwhelmingly number of Twitter users do believe the actress suffers from some form of craziness, offering her provocative tweets, plastic surgeries and troubles with the law as evidence.
Amanda Bynes is just full of Cray. Not necessarily racist. But apparently, calling the president ugly is now racist. Ok.
â€” Erin (@deaf_erin) July 8, 2013
Someone took a fall out of the Crazy Tree and hit every damn branch on the way down @AmandaBynes
â€” ℰℒ ℐℰℱℰ (@AyoooCory_) July 8, 2013
But yet other Twitter users don’t believe Bynes is racist or crazy. They say her bizarre Twitter antics are just a cry for attention.
Amanda Bynes wants attention so bad, its crazy!
â€” Broke Homie Quez (@iamFrank_Lotion) July 8, 2013
i don't think amanda bynes is crazy it's all too attention seeking the way she keeps calling beautiful people ugly it's all for publicity
â€” kat (@weyheyskip) July 8, 2013
How do you feel about Amanda Bynes? Do you think she’s racist, crazy or just seeking attention? Sound off in the comments section below.
Howard Koplowitz reports on crime and breaking news events for International Business Times. Howard formerly worked on IBT's continuous news desk, where he covered trending...