Don’t mess with Amanda Bynes!
Thursday on Instagram, the “All That” alum posted a video accusing the paparazzi of intentionally editing photos of her to make them unflattering.
While wanting to discuss “self-worth,” the “What a Girl Wants” actress told fans, “Whenever I see a paparazzi photo, the majority of the time I look nothing like myself. I’m talking 16 chins, face looks completely different and it’s an all-around terrifying experience to look myself up online, quite honestly. Like, I’m about to cry just thinking about it.”
The 33-year-old continued, “But I wanted to post this video so people know that I’m just like you. I want to look my best. Of course I can take an unflattering shot, but the amount of unflattering shots that I see online, I know that my photos are being photoshopped. I don’t look like that in the photos that I take or when I look at myself in the mirror.”
Though she did not reference any specific pictures, Bynes and fiancé Paul Michael were photographed walking to a Verizon store Tuesday in Los Angeles.
In one pic, Michael kisses his fiancée, who was carrying a variety of objects in her hands including a can of Pepsi, her cell phone, and a lit cigarette. While he was sporting his ring, she did not appear to wear hers.
After snaps of their outing went viral, several social media users described the photog pics as “awkward.”
“She looks absolutely miserable, this is the most awkward kiss ever,” a Twitter commenter wrote.
“She’s doesn’t look into it and I don’t blame her either,” another added.
Bynes and Michael — who met at a sober living facility, per a February “E! News” source — announced their engagement on Valentine’s Day.
However, because Bynes is under a conservatorship, she cannot legally get married unless the judge and her conservator, her mother Lynn, sign off.
According to a different “E! News” insider last week, “Amanda’s parents are fully aware of her engagement and at this point are not approving Amanda to legally get married under the conservatorship.”
Bynes was placed under supervision in 2014 after a number of personal and legal incidents, including when she was hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold in 2013. Per reports, her conservatorship — which was extended in 2018 — is still in place at least until this August.
On Friday, Amanda posted a video where she spoke out about her conservatorship and how it relates to the cost and type of her treatment.
“Today I want to talk about a controversial topic: my conservatorship case. I have been going to a treatment center that charges $5,200 a month,” Bynes said in the IG video. “There’s no reason why I shouldn’t go to a therapist who takes my insurance for $5,000 less a month. This is why I’ve asked to see the judge next week regarding this conservatorship issue.”
She continued, “Thank you so much guys for hearing me out. I’m sorry that this is what I’m dealing with and I’m sorry that I put my problems onto the Internet, but this is what life has come to. So thank you guys so much for always supporting me. Love you all. Peace out. I appreciate your love and support. Love you guys! Bye!”