Obviously the media is all over the crazies. Being normal never landed you on anything other than the cover of Southern Living. While Lindsay Lohan has been on her way to Betty Ford for the past few months, Amanda Bynes has become the poster child star gone wrong. While many would say that celebs like these don’t deserve any media attention and they are the downfall of America, as much as I would like to differ and most of you would too- I still follow both of them on twitter. We give Amanda Bynes the ammunition to be this person. It is like one day she tried out being a crazy person and that got her the first media attention in 4 years, so she kept it up. Regardless of what she is actually up to, perception is reality, no?
So here we are with an actress tweeting obscene things to drake and Rihanna, posting compromising pictures of herself, and rambling insanities. I am only considering her self-defense insanity because of how she has been presenting herself otherwise. I really wanna believe her. I want to see the best in people. I am only accepting of Lindsay’s coke problem because it’s betchy. (see below post).
Everyone would be drawn to a story about the Pope throwing a bong out the window- but given his track record, it wouldn’t be anything than a laughable media story. The reason we believe that Mandy threw a bong out the window is because she has kindly asked drake to “murder her vagina” and she “looks forward to a long career in hiphop.” If she didn’t present herself as a lunatic who would throw a bong out the window- no one would believe it. In some alternate universe where Amanda Bynes never posted pictures, drank, smoked, or spoke profanities- everyone would laugh off her bong throwing as another TMZ money making ploy.
So moral of the story- be who you want people to see you as. You could actually be a lovely classy person- but if you present yourself to the twitter/facebook/public eye as a desperate, party gal, hoe- you will actually be a desperate, party gal, hoe. Dress appropriately, speak appropriately, drink appropriately, and most of all- don’t propose sex via social media.