Ashley Benson Makes Fun of Amanda Bynes; Suffers Media Backlash
Pretty Little Liars and Spring Breakers star Ashley Benson is fielding flack for a recent photo that she posted on Instagram. Benson posted a pic of herself imitating one of the many famous (and disturbing) photos posted by Amanda Bynes, the troubled starlet who went under a 5150 hold earlier this week after starting a small fire in the driveway of a stranger's home.
While the photo has already received 222,000 likes on the photo sharing site, several people are calling Benson's joke insensitive. After all, Bynes seems to be suffering from some form of mental illness. Is it really acceptable to make jokes at her expense?
Of course, Ashley Benson isn't the only one who has poked fun at Bynes' bizarre behavior. Rihanna publicly feuded with Bynes over Twitter in May. RuPaul called out the star for using a gay slur in one of her Tweets. Amanda Bynes certainly fired back her own comments on Twitter to her "haters," but is it fair to take a shot at the actress while she's hospitalized for mental instability?
Is Benson being insensitive towards Amanda's health issues, or is she just throwing back some of the social media hate that Bynes has been unleashing for the past year? Perhaps it's time we stop looking at Bynes as a crazy celebrity and start seeing her as the troubled actress that she is... even if she does call all of us ugly.