Amanda Bynes has been using the word “ugly” in many of her latest tweets, which has fans wondering whether there’s a deeper meaning to her behavior.
The Hollywood star on Monday tweeted, “F**k the ugly editors of Intouch! I'm not racist! My account was hacked." She also called Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi an “ugly duckling" on Tuesday.
Bynes later apologized fo the comments blamed it on her account being hacked, insisting that the singer in fact “isn’t ugly," Other celebrities she called “ugly” include Courtney Love, Jenny McCarthy, Perez Hilton, the publication Us Weekly, and even her own parents.
A source told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column in a Friday report, “Amanda does have huge anger issues and is paranoid about a lot of things. She just doesn’t like herself… Calling others ‘ugly’ is her go-to for cutting others down.”
Addiction specialist Dr. Damon Raskin said that Bynes is “clearly showing signs of body dysmorphic disorder, and she urgently needs psychiatric evaluation.” Although Raskin said the behavior may be as a result of drug use, he thinks it’s more likely that Bynes has a psychiatric disorder.
“The pressure of being in the spotlight growing up could have sparked this incessant body image obsession, but more likely reflects an undiagnosed condition such as bipolar disorder," he said.
“When a young child becomes a celebrity there is no training manual for how to cope and deal with stardom,” said Nicole Clark, a media educator for young girls, who used to be a model. "The ego is a delicate thing that can easily turn harmful when left to the whims of the media and it’s obsession with someone.”