Amanda Bynes Returns to Twitter, Wants You To Know She’s Just Fine
First known for her comedic chops on Nickelodeon's All That and The Amanda Show and more recently known for a public struggle with mental health issues and Twitter rants that often turned ugly, Amanda Bynes would like you to know that she's a-okay these days. She'd also like you to please ignore all the weirdos who are pretending to be Amanda Bynes on Twitter. Of which there are several.
"Hi everybody! I haven't tweeted in a long time and I want to say hi! I've been really busy at FIDM, and I just finished my midterms," Bynes wrote on August 24, in her first tweet since February 23. The actress, who last appeared on screen in 2010's Easy A, first enrolled in L.A.'s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) back in 2014. She reportedly stopped taking classes following a DUI arrest, but it would seem Bynes is back on track.
"I am really loving school and I feel that I am learning a lot. I enjoy all of my classes and my teachers are excellent," Bynes continued. That's great news from someone who just two years ago, was placed under the conservatorship of her parents following an involuntary psychiatric hold and regularly made headlines for erratic behavior. Her Twitter page currently shows just four updates from 2015, though they all depict a clear-eyed positivity that's miles from where she seemed to be in the years prior.
"I'm really appreciative of all that FIDM is giving me. I've been in school learning about the fashion business so I don't have time to tweet," Bynes explained, before adding, "FYI, this Twitter account is the only communication media that I am using."
Amanda's likely referring to several accounts that pose as the actress, including parody account "AmarndaBvnes," which is mostly a vessel for memes and stolen, B-material jokes, and a handle that hinted at being Bynes' secret account but now insists she's another woman named Ashley Banks.
"I don't know why some people use my photos or try to pose as me, but they do," Bynes wrote. "Please don't be confused or believe any of them."
"This is me! The verified, real, authentic and actual Amanda Bynes," she clarified, again. "Accept no substitutes!"
Here's hoping Bynes remains stable and productive at school, and in life. Read Amanda Bynes' 2016 life update below.
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