Amanda Bynes' Mom Breaks Silence on Her Daughter, Making Everyone Feel Like a Jerkface

amanda bynesAmanda Bynes' mother has finally broken her silence on her daughter. In an exclusive statement to People, Lynn Bynes, who was recently granted legal control of Amanda, said: "I would really like everyone out there to know that almost 99 percent of the things written about my daughter in various media outlets are false or misleading ... Both my husband and I love Amanda very much and we know that she will get through this situation."

While it's kinda hard to believe that 99 percent of the things written about Amanda are untrue, I'm sure there have been plenty of fabrications and exaggerations reported. It's heartbreaking to think that Amanda's parents were among the millions of people reading these god-awful things about their daughter. They must be so relieved to know she's in a safe place and getting the treatment she so desperately needed. And also, kinda makes the rest of us feel like jerkfaces.

The truth is, people can't avert their eyes from a good old fashioned celebrity meltdown. Whether it's part of your job to write about them ([sheepishly] hi), or you just love commenting on them to your friends or on weblogs, admit it. We've all dabbled in the spectator sport of celeb meltdowns.

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It's easy to forget that these people are someone's kids. Typically, it seems like public meltdowns occur between the ages of Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen, and, typically their parents are still around to witness it. It's easy (and, yes, a little fun) to make fun of these people, but ... imagine that was your kid? (Also, it's worth noting that, in the case of Miley Cyrus, it's a little different, because her parents seem to be perfectly happy with their daughter's behavior right now, and see nothing wrong with it.)

Glad to know that Amanda is in therapy right now, and close to her family, because, from the looks of things, her situation appeared to be getting worse by the second. Now let's just hope her parents don't let her out of their eyesight any time soon. Clearly, Amanda needs serious supervision.

What do you think of this?


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twitc... twitchandsnore

I think she has a serious mental condition and it's absolutely not a joke or something to be poked fun at.

Lucie Searle Maldonado Simerson

I wish her well what ever it maybe and i hope she is o.k and stay strong pretty lady you have alot of fans that love you dear and that are behind you and wish you well ignore all these crazy fools that have nothing nice to say and glad ur family is back in picture helping you dear enjoy ur peace and quite and when you feel better and ready we hope to see your beautiful amazing self once again no rush but when ur better and ready and thankyou too ur parents for keeping us aware a lil bit that you are o.k cause alot of us do truelly care <3 love you dear amanda :)


nonmember avatar karen

I have a son that has paranoid scizophrenia. My heart goes out to her parents. It took 5 years to get him on meds to where he can function on a good level. He either was crazy or so sedated for those years. We found a dr that tried him on clozaril. We both got oir lives back. I wish there was some way to get that information to her parents. This is a life long illness. Clozaril therapy has saved his life. I got my son back. Praying for her parents and her. God bless.

Leslie Wilson

I hope she get's better! She is such a great actress!

nonmember avatar Crystalin

Clearly Amanda is having some issue(s) in her life she's trying to deal with. An clearly she is a younge woman trying to figure out where she wants her life. Don't be calling her crazy or saying she has a mental disorder she's a girl who grew up in the flashes if cameras an maybe just needs space an a is liking the ability to speak her mind an vent in her own public way. I grew up watching Amanda an to this day ( I'm almost 25) I think of Amanda as my role model even thru all her randomness. She's a wonderful beautiful woman who is like everyone else an wants a life she's satisfied an feels good about.!

Laura Palmer

I think if a parent needs to be granted "legal control" over their adult child, the reports might not be that misleading. 

bunny... bunnyxlover

@crystalin   she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bi polar disorder


grous... grousseau

I think it is none of our business.

nonmember avatar Christine

If you think it's none of our business, then don't take the time to comment .. me? I'm pleased as punch her family is standing beside her.

Belinda Sue Colley

Everybody has parents.  It's how much they care that counts.

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