Ashley Benson Sparks Debate After Mimicking Amanda Bynes on Instagram
Her Pretty Little Liars character's been in hot water with the press on multiple occasions, so we wonder if any of that faux scrutiny prepared Ashley Benson for the controversy she just feuled in real life…
The same week Amanda Bynes was taken in for a mental health evaluation (after starting a fire in someone's driveway, and soaking her puppy in gasoline), the 23-year-old PLL actress posted a picture on her Instagram page mocking the former Nickelodeon star. The caption under the photo reads, "Doing my Amanda Bynes look this afternoon."
Although many believe the snapshot was meant to be in good fun, others are outraged that the Spring Breakers girl would poke fun at someone who may have a serious illness:
"Amanda has a mental disorder, this pic’s kinda mean," said one Instagrammer. "Taking the mick out of Amanda like that is pretty low!! It's a form of bullying and you've practically humiliated her," said another.
However, there are others who rushed to Ashley's defense: "Yes, this is kind of bullying, but I don't think it was intentional. You guys are bullying her too! By hating on her for making one wrong move! Amanda Bynes made even bigger mistakes! God. Leave them both alone."
Where do you fall in the AB/AB debate? Tell us all of your honest opinions in the comments below. We want to know!
UPDATE: Ashley Benson has addressed said issue on Twitter, saying: "To clear up the whole Instagram thing, I had no idea what her situation was. Truly sorry if I offended anyone."
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