Amanda Bynes: I Think About Killing My Parents (LISTEN)
Amanda Bynes fantasizes about killing her parents in disturbing new audio recordings taken by one of the troubled former actresses’ roommates earlier this month. According to TMZ, members of Bynes’ family wanted the audio posted and publicized so as to prompt the intervention of medical health professionals.
Gossip Cop has tried to avoid reporting many of the purely sensational details about Bynes’ erratic behavior in recent weeks, because mental illness should not be exploited for headlines unless there’s legitimate news value. In this case, Bynes’ rants could indirectly lead to her getting the help she needs following an early release from psychiatric care in October.
“If your father was was my father… you would understand why you’d want to slit his wrists,” she’s overheard telling her friend. “I want to literally, like, lead him into a ditch, and I haven’t decided how I’d want to murder him.” Bynes explains that she thinks of her dad not as her father but “like a murderer person.” She admits, “Nothing would give me greater pleasure than slitting his throat. That’s what I would love.”
As she rants, Bynes tries to make it clear that she would never actually hurt her parents, but then references specific threats she makes against them. She says, “I’m not gonna like ever do such a thing, but like I call my mom and like I threaten to kill her, and I threaten to slit her wrist, and I threaten to like burn down her house and like I said a bunch of sh*t like that.” The whole thing is incredibly disturbing. Hopefully, Bynes will get real, sustained mental health care before she hurts herself or others.