Ashley Benson Sparks Controversy for Making Fun of Amanda Bynes

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Ashley Benson Sparks Controversy for Making Fun of Amanda Bynes

For a while it was uncertain where Amanda Bynes’ erratic behavior was coming from.

Was it all just an elaborate Joaquin Phoenix-sized stunt, holding a mirror to America’s succubus culture with celebrity? Or was she just holding a mirror to herself and lazily winking for the camera because she has a legit mental illness?

Following her hospitalization this week after police took her in under a 5150 hold, it appears to be the latter, which has put this photo of Ashley Benson imitating Amanda on Instagram in hot water.

In the selfie, Ashley puckers up for the camera and closes one eye, referencing that unsettling video Amanda uploaded in April of herself getting ready for the night, sucking on a Sour Patch Kid.

“That’s so not nice to make fun of her like that with everything she is going through!” one Instagram user wrote on the photo.

“Shame on you for bullying someone who is mentally ill,” another added.

What do you think? Harmless or harmful?

If you don’t have an opinion now, brace yourself for the 300 “Amanda Bynes” costumes you'll see running around this Halloween and the polarizing think pieces that follow online.

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