06/03/2013 04:11 pm ET

‘You're Ugly!' Why Is Bynes So Obsessed With Who Is Prettiest?


“I think she likes the word ‘ugly’ a lot,” Courtney Love recently said of Amanda Bynes. “It’s like, what’s that about?”

After Love tweeted “pull it together dude” at Bynes last week (some took this as a sign of Bynes’ rock bottom), the younger star dismissed the older one by tweeting, “Courtney Love is the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen.” Bynes’s descent into madness seems to have stripped her of impulse control, revealing (and perhaps feeding) an obsession with physical attractiveness. She browses her own paparazzi photos and begs bloggers to use the “much prettier” ones. Her arrest and police-mandated psychiatric evaluation last week was a wake-up call: “I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot!” Bynes’s reality has become a dark satire of Hollywood superficiality, written 140 characters at a time.

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