Nick Cannon: Stop Mocking Amanda Bynes’ Mental Illness (VIDEO)

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Nick Cannon Amanda Bynes Video

By Shari Weiss


Nick Cannon Amanda Bynes Video

(Huffington Post)

Nick Cannon opened up about longtime friend Amanda Bynes on Wednesday, revealing he believes she needs help, but admitting he’s saddened by the media coverage of her troubles, and the public’s reaction.


The “America’s Got Talent” host said on “HuffPost Live” that Bynes reached out to him “a few weeks ago via text,” calling her “family to me.”

Cannon went on to lament that people “make fun of her,” when the actress seems to be battling a serious mental illness.

“If this was a person who was in a mental hospital, would you do the same thing?” asked the entertainer. “But just because she’s someone that is a public figure, we feel like it’s fun.”

He continued, “But no, this is someone who needs help, and rightly so, she was getting help. And I’m pretty sure she’ll continue to get help again.”

Last year, Cannon called Bynes a “little sister,” and later wrote an open letter asking people to have “compassion” for her.

Cannon also to “HuffPost Live” spoke about having his own personal life judged.

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