Look, I think Amanda Bynes’ new look is great. Really. I think her new haircut is legitimately very cool and modern. And she seems happy about it, tweeting:
I buzzed half my head like
@cassie! No more old photos! This is the new me! I love it!
She looks like she just stepped out of a very hip scene in Blade Runner, and that is basically what defines “cool and modern” for me. However, I also think that this brings Britney Spears breakdown – where she shaved off all her hair – to mind in a really vivid way, especially since Amanda Bynes seems to be struggling through an unstable period at the moment.
A few weeks ago, we learned that Amanda Bynes had an eating disorder. At the time Sam wrote:
You know how Amanda Bynes has been acting strangely (i.e. calling out Drake to ‘murder [her] vagina’ in public)? As she continues her odd behavior, Bynes’ Twitter has steadily become the only place people are find out anything about the star. Sadly, it seems she is potentially very ill.
Look, I don’t want to over-dramatize a haircut. Sometimes a haircut is just a haircut. Especially when it’s a fun haircut, as this one is!
However, every time Amanda Bynes does anything now, I worry that it will signal her total collapse. However, I guess I should be more worried that we assume that if a woman cuts her hair, that is a sign that she has completely lost it. If a male movie star cut his hair, no one would ever view it as a cause for concern.
So. Amanda Byne’s haircut looks fun, and I hope she is doing well, and perhaps we should leave it at that.
Picture via @AmandaBynes and WENN