No, seriously—Amanda Bynes has apparently taken to using her tiny little puppy as a living, breathing face shield, and I am INCREDIBLY concerned for that puppy’s wellbeing. Please tell me I’m not the only one.
Amanda was spotted out and about in New York with her furry little friend on Wednesday; perhaps unsurprisingly, all eyes were on her after her blue wigged court appearance the previous day addressing May’s bong-throwing incident. The hearing ended up getting pushed back until September, so we’ve still got a little while before we’ll see how it all shakes out—but in the meantime, Amanda seems to have decided that the best way to hide from the public is by ducking behind a dog who is barely the size of her head. Because THAT makes sense.
I’ll be honest: I’m worried about the fact that Amanda has been entrusted with the keeping and care of another living creature. She’s having a hard enough time taking care of herself right now; is the responsibility of having a pet really something she can handle?
Pets have long been fashion accessories for the rich and airheaded (hey there, Paris Hilton), but I’m finding this trend of celebrities who REALLY shouldn’t be taking care of anything alive getting pets and then doing questionable things with them kind of disturbing. I mean, Justin Bieber abandoning his pet Capuchin monkey, Mally, in Germany—and then getting a NEW monkey and possibly abandoning IT when it couldn’t be found in time for his plane to take off—was bad enough; my brain goes to all sorts of awful places when I think about what Amanda’s dog might suffer at her hands. Let’s hope the pup has its own handlers (and that they’re better than Amanda’s).
Lindsay Lohan may be troubled, but at least she’s never had the charge of either a small child or a pet, right?
Tell us: Are you as worried about Amanda’s puppy as we are, or are we totally overreacting?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.