Photo Credit: Courtesy of Amanda Bynes/Twitter
Oh, Amanda Bynes -- how far you have come from The Amanda Show days. Though the actress (or former actress) hasn't made headlines quite as much as her troubled peer Lindsay Lohan, Bynes' trajectory ever since she unexpectedly retired from acting in 2010 has been concerning, to say the least.
Usually, when an actress retires, it is so she can gracefully fade from the limelight (okay, that's the best-case scenario). But the world has continued to be privy to Bynes' craziness, thanks to the power of Twitter. On March 21, not only did the 26-year-old show off her new cheek piercing (it matches the one she got back in January) but also tweeted that she would like Drake to "murder my vagina."
I want @drake to murder my vagina— Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) March 22, 2013
Say what? While we're all for celebs crushing on other Hollywood hotties (Bynes tweeted earlier this month that she thinks Drake is a "hot fellow"), this goes a bit too far. The problem isn't just the crass language that she uses, but also the message that she is sending. Bynes had over 329,000 Twitter followers when she sent that tweet, and it's safe to assume that a good portion of them are girls. When Bynes writes, essentially, that she wants Drake to violate her, she's setting just about the worst example possible for those who, for whatever reason, still look up to her.
We get it. Bynes is done acting, she's a happily retired multi-millionaire and she's perfectly content to stay that way. But is it too much to ask that she get her act together? We're not so appalled simply because she's a celebrity who should be setting a better example -- we'd say the same thing to our friends if they started broadcasting such self-destructive behavior to the entire world. Her antics are a cry for attention, but if Bynes doesn’t want to get noticed for her body of work, she shouldn't try to shock people for her own vanity, either.
This is a downward spiral we've seen happen to famous young starlets before -- from Lohan to Britney Spears to Miley Cyrus. If she doesn't want to enjoy her early retirement quietly, maybe a Spears-like intervention is in order -- especially if it keeps her out of a car.