Ashley Benson Mocks Amanda Bynes with Selfie Instagram Photo, Gets Backlash

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By Daniel Gates


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Ashley Benson imitated Amanda Bynes in a photo posted to Instagram on Wednesday.

“Doing my Amanda bynes look this afternoon,” wrote the “Pretty Little Liars” star, accompanied by a pic made to look like some of Bynes’ infamous Twitter selfies (see right and below). But Benson is getting some backlash for poking fun at Bynes shortly after her fellow actress was hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold following months of bizarre behavior that led to Bynes building a fire in a stranger’s driveway earlier this week.

The picture has more than 200,000 “likes,” but also some very vocal critics. One commenter wrote: “Why do you think its funny to make fun of someone who is suffering from mental illness? [You] think your so funny by taking the mick out of Amanda bynes? Well let me tell you something. I think that someone like you should know better.”

Other fans didn’t think it was a big deal. “Stop getting mad at someone for being real and not acting fake,” wrote one supporter. “And stop trying to say that u never talked bad about someone in Amanda’s shoes.” What do you think? Was Benson’s Bynes impression out of line, or no big deal?


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