Amanda Bynes(l+r), Woman looking shocked(c)

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‘I’m so concerned’: Fans defend Amanda Bynes after she appears different—and goes dark again on social media

'Leave Amanda alone.'


Grace Fowler


Posted on Mar 6, 2024   Updated on Mar 27, 2024, 8:02 am CDT

Amanda Bynes’ return to the internet in December had fans questioning why she looks so “different.” After addressing her new look on her TikTok account, fans are defending her against users that still say she is being impersonated.

Bynes’ TikTok account has since been deleted. According to HuffPost, Bynes took to TikTok to address “a couple of stories online that say I have a new look.”

“I was never open about this before, but I actually had blepharoplasty surgery on the skin folds in the corners of my eyes,” she explained. “I don’t have those skin folds anymore—it was one of the best things I could have ever done for my self-confidence and it made me feel a lot better in my skin. So I just wanted to post about that just to clear up that rumor as to why I have a new look. I feel a lot better now about myself, and I’m so glad I had the blepharoplasty surgery. It was one of the greatest things I could’ve ever done.”

Some fans are still concerned about the star and think even though she admitted to getting surgery, the person behind the Amanda Bynes TikTok account was not her.

The user @jillmpeterson12 posted a viral video expressing her concerns. She has reached over 556,000 views and 9,000 likes by Wednesday.

@jillmpeterson12 posted a short 6-second clip with the on-screen caption, “Who else had found Amanda Bynes on TikTok and is so confused… What happened.”

She captioned her video, “I was obsessed with her growing up…. I’m so concerned.”


I was obsessed with her growing up…. Im so concerned

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“I still say, that’s not her!” one user persisted.

“That can’t be her,” another agreed.

“Look up the Nickelodeon Documentary and then you’ll realize why her and other females are not the same,” a comment said.

Another said, “She’s who she is and doesn’t need to explain to anyone. Either love her or hate her. I love this new her.”

“Leave Amanda alone,” another added.

@sharmorningstar Amanda Bynes and changes to her speech patterns. Some of this could be very explainable. Some, not not much. We want to he very careful not to add to her hurt and come from a place of concern. Like Britney, she has been through enough. However, if someone is taking advantage of her or harming jer in anyway- I would hate to stand by and NOT say anything. So, let’s ne sensitive with our comments and not say anything that we wouldn’t feel comfortable with her reading and hope that she would understand our intentions. #amandabynes #amandabynesfree #amandabynesreal #amandabynespodcast ♬ original sound – Shar Morningstar

A Bynes defender told the user, “unfortunately, it is.”

“She did have surgery. Plus she’s older. People change,” another said.

@tayxfair responded to a comment saying, “For those commenting life changes people, etc. of course — but look at the bridge of her nose. That only changes with reconstructed surgery. The only surgery she reportedly had was for her eyelids.”

Another user commented, explaining, “There’s something called saddle nose that comes from long term drug use.”

The Daily Dot reached out to @jillmpeterson12 and @tayxfair via TikTok direct message. Bynes does not list a press contact on IMDb Pro, and could not be reached for comment.

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*First Published: Mar 6, 2024, 7:00 pm CST