Amanda Bynes (Splash News)It's been a tough few months for Amanda Bynes, who (among other things) has made headlines for wandering dazed and confused around Times Square with a shirt over her head, piercing both her cheeks, and tweeting that she wanted Drake to "murder" her, ahem, lady parts.
But things have seemingly gone from bad to worse in the ex-Nickelodeon star's life, as she tweeted today, "I don't speak to my parents anymore, they don't talk to reporters on my behalf. Don't believe anything you read about me unless I tweet it."
Um. OK. Now is actually the time she should be speaking with her mom and dad.
It seems the 27-year-old's tweet may have come in response to a story, which claims that her parents were "very upset" by remarks Kim Kardashian made recently while serving as a guest host for "Chelsea Lately" earlier in the week.
The E! reality star gave a shout out to Bynes, asking, "Am I the only one that is obsessed with her new makeover?" She went on to say that Bynes "looks amazing" with her "blond hair and those nails."
Just to be clear, Bynes isn't mad at Kim. "I love the beautiful Kardashian sisters!" she tweeted.
However, Bynes is mad at her parents for expressing their concern. According to Radar Online's report, a source close to the situation explained, “Amanda's parents hope that people, including Kim, would show empathy towards their daughter at this time. Even if Kim was joking about Amanda's appearance, it really isn't funny. Amanda is in trouble and she doesn't need to be a punchline in a joke."
The source added, "Her parents just wish the media would leave Amanda alone, because it’s only making the situation worse. Amanda is lost and she refuses to get help." What's more, they can't make her. "Her parents are powerless to do anything because she is 27 years of age and there is very little they can do, under the law."
While we certainly empathize with her folks, right now their daughter's "makeover" is just a little too interesting to ignore.
Later on Thursday, Bynes tweeted one final thought. "My friends don't speak on my behalf either. Please don't read anything about me needing help. That offends me. Follow me on twitter!"
The good news about this tweet is that it indicates she does, indeed, still have friends.
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