Amanda Bynes wandered around a tanning salon naked, calls herself a multi-millionaire

Kaiser and I were emailing about this, and she posed the question of whether some of Amanda’s recent issues (staying for hours in a hair salon, locking herself in various bathrooms and dressing rooms) were somewhat of a put on. Crazy Days and Nights floated this theory a few weeks back. We both agree that she has serious mental issues regardless, and I thought that this was further evidence of that, until I read the details. It sounds more like a “look at me” stunt, but with Amanda it’s hard to tell. She apparently walked buck naked out of a spray tan session in search of some goggles, going up to the receptionist’s desk without a stitch on. I’ve lived places where this would be perfectly acceptable, but Amanda knows it’s something that will get people talking here in the states. Here’s the story, thanks to In Touch:

After purchasing a Mystic spray-tan session, the 26-year-old was set up in a private room — but it wasn’t long before Amanda strode back out into the main salon area in search of goggles.

Only problem: She wasn’t wearing any clothes! “She walked out of the room completely naked,” the eyewitness tells In Touch. “She didn’t seem to care that everyone saw her naked.”

“She seemed totally out of it,” the eyewitness says. “She took her time walking back to the Mystic room, dragging her fingers along the wall and smiling at customers who passed her.”

The eyewitness adds: “There was definitely something wrong with her.”

[From In Touch]

If Amanda was sitting in the lobby nekkid for a couple of hours, just applying her makeup, I would say it was a definite mental health issue, but this is something else. This suggests she knew what she was doing, but again who knows? Amanda has done a lot of things that suggest she’s troubled. At least she’s still doing “ok” somewhat, for her. I mean she’s not driving anymore and she seems to be keeping busy, what with the spray tans and the shopping. I wonder if her fashion career is going to take off at all, and if she actually is moving forward with those plans.

In response to this story, Amanda told US Weekly that it was untrue and that they should leave her along because she’s rich or something. She said “I’m not ‘troubled.’ I don’t get naked in public. I’m 26, a multi-millionaire, retired. Please respect my privacy.” So we shouldn’t talk about her because she’s retired and has piles of cash in the bank? That makes no sense. At least she’s ok after Hurricane Sandy. It must be rough in New York, even if you’re uptown.

Amanda is shown on 9-29-12 and 5-14-09. Credit: TS, and

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  1. Talie says:

    If anyone was every going to reward crazy people, the fashion industry is the place to be.

  2. LeeLee says:

    At least she is still skinny.

  3. says:

    Meh. If my body was like that of a skinny 26 year old, I too would walk around naked.

  4. RocketMerry says:

    “Mental issues” are the new and improved “drunk issues” for any fading star trying to get back in the spotlight.

    Then come rehabilitation, treatment and a comedic comeback: voilà, back in the game.

    Also, the way she’s behaving seems to be shaped almost perfectly on the old antics of other starlets who went through this, i.e. Britney Spears. So, I’m calling fake, at least for now.

    • Apples says:

      I think you’re right. The Britney thing turned out to be mental sickness COMBINED with drugs (she shaved her head to prevent drug tests for long term drug use via the hair).
      Amanda makes me uneasy, I do think there is also substance abuse happening.

      • deehunny says:

        +1 Nothing should be taken as fact, this is a GOSSIP site. It’s pure speculation.

        My speculation is that Apples is correct and that it’s both mental illness and substance abuse.

      • kimcheee says:

        I read a study about psychiatric drugs causing mental illness. So, even if you aren’t crazy when you start taking them, you may have a serious chemical imbalance after being on them a while. I agree that it sounds like a combo of mental illness + substance abuse.

        There would be a surveillance tape of the nude walk, I bet. It’s surprising that no one is posting nude pics of Amanda online….if this story is true.

    • Apples says:

      I think you’re right. The Britney thing turned out to be mental sickness COMBINED with drugs (she shaved her head to prevent drug tests for long term drug use via the hair).
      Amanda makes me uneasy, I can’t claim this as just another PR stunt. I do think there is also substance abuse happening.

      • sunnyinseattle says:

        Do you remember who said she shaves her head to prevent a drug test? I don’t buy that. She acted very erratic after doing that too. I know someone with mental issues and she dis it too. There were too many other problems. That Sam dude made it up to bolster is now thrown out case. What does that tell you? :-(

      • themummy says:

        About why Britney shaved her head… Someone said it was so she couldn’t be tested for drugs, and the rest of the world ran with it and called it fact. It’s not fact. We don’t actually know why she did it. That is one plausible reason, but is only one among many possible, plausible ideas. Not to mention the person who said that was the reason is Sam Lutfi, who is a manipulator, criminal, and liar.

      • kimcheee says:

        Some people say she shaved her head to escape her handlers. Brit made comments about wanting people to stop touching her and plugging things into her head. I can’t wait to see “Me at the Zoo” (movie) made by Disney star, Dan Fogleburg. It features the “Leave Britney Alone” YouTuber and Freeman breaking down mind control and stars.

  5. Bluedog says:

    Britney used to go around naked, too. Maybe it’s something people who aren’t being treated for bipolar disorder do.

    • themummy says:

      That’s a fairly ignorant comment. I hope you’re joking and I’m reading it incorrectly. I have severe bipolar disorder. I also have a PhD, a tenured position at a college, a home, two kids, etc., so all bipolar people are not incapable and necessarily out of control (even unmedicated). Even when I was undiagnosed and in bad shape (and I mean BAD, BAD, BAD shape) I never went anywhere naked or went anywhere and got naked. Not only that, but it’s tough to make generalizations about people with bipolar because it presents very differently in different people. Bipolar patients experiencing psychosis *may* do that, but it’s not a “thing.” I’ve experienced psychosis three times over the last ten years and I kept my clothes on all three times.

      • Bluedog says:

        Did I any place in my statement say ALL people with bipolar disorder go around naked? Hmm? No I did NOT! Maybe YOUR statement is the ignorant one.

        People who are having psychotic breaks do odd things, like go naked. Glad you didn’t, but it doesn’t mean that SOME people don’t, in fact, act in inappropriate ways when they aren’t being treated for their bipolar disorder.

        I have a relative with bipolar disorder. She’s a high achieving woman who has been stable for years. Does that negate the fact that many people with bipolar disorder don’t take their meds, can’t handle their illness and act inappropriately in public? No, it doesn’t.

      • kelbravura says:

        Someone tell the PhD what “anectodal” evidence is.

        You’re not a bipolar celeb nor does your experience mean much outside your immediate circle, I’m sure no one’s gossiping about you on websites.

        If you are that important in your own mind, you’ve graduated to narcissm, that’s all.

    • Nina W says:

      Oddly, I had a friend who had a bad episode before getting treatment and he did in fact get naked along with doing and saying other irrational things. I don’t know how common it might be with mental illness but I certainly witnessed it first hand in this case.

  6. A says:

    I feel sorry for her, because I honestly think she is mentally ill. Also, I don’t really buy the buck naked story. Someone would have taken a photo….

  7. Rhea says:

    Why do I get the feeling that she’s just trying to get more attention from people so they don’t forget about her?

  8. Rikki says:

    She’s smoking something stronger than weed.

    • Pink Elephant says:

      Yes, thank you! Er, rather, “too bad” – far be it for any of us to delight in her misfortunes, buuuut, she reminds me of that episode of “Intervention” with the methed-out, bleach-blonde stripper girl who lived in a shack in back of her Dad’s place. She stumbled/danced around naked (inside and outside of the shack) to people and music that nobody could see and made ridiculous statements/writings that nobody else could understand, fancied herself to be quite the big deal. (Forgot her name…Christy, I think?)

      Just…A.B. is totally out there in a way that people don’t seem to stumble unless they’re hitting the bad sh!t. Y’know?

  9. mln76 says:

    I think she’s crazy and all but I don’t think that story (if true) is such a big deal. The other stuff when she locked herself in the bathroom much much worse.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    Wow, she really is going full Lohan isn’t she?

    • Izzy says:

      Not sure if this is a Lohan thing. I have no sympathy whatsoever for The Cracken – she may have addiction issues, but at many times she has had the chance to straighten up, she doesn’t seem to care about harming others – but I really feel pity for Amanda Bynes. I do think she is genuinely mentally ill with something more or other than addiction, and as someone with firsthand experience dealing with that, I really feel for her. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

  11. SnarkySnarkers says:

    The whole “dragging her nails along the walls whilst staring at customers” sounds straight out of a horror movie! This girl is very unhinged! *shivers*

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    Can someone please explain to me the “over-sized (normal-sized?) t-shirt tucked into the twat-band of skinny jeans” trend?

    Yes, old fat lady asking here.

  13. BooBooLaRue says:

    All I can say is “who?”

  14. Audrey says:

    she’s far from Lohan…..Amanda needs help…..Lohan needs to get the f*** out of this universe…..stop comparing those 2…..
    Im feeling bad for Amanda….i mean, ive been in a really rough patch and got help. She needs to aknowledge she have a problem…then the rest will follow…..At least her parents care bout her…..not like this Lohan family when the only things that matter is drug-booze and cash….

  15. T.C. says:

    Girl is just looking for attention and drinking her ass off. She needs a massive sit down and STFU.

  16. tru tru says:

    drugs, its been heavily rumored, I do think she is mentally messed up also.

    not only her actions but those stupid responses.

  17. themummy says:

    “So we shouldn’t talk about her because she’s retired and has piles of cash in the bank? That makes no sense.”

    yes, it actually does make sense. If she’s retired then she is no longer “public property” and that should be respected. The fact that she’s batshit crazy is her business at this point. The paps should stop following her around. I know they’ll follow anyone–retired or not–but if she’s not working in the public eye then why isn’t she entitled to her privacy?

    • guilty pleasures says:

      @ themummy, complicated thought here, at what point do we leave people alone because they are no longer in the public eye? So many celeb types have retired, momentarily (Joaquin Pheonix comes to mind) only to re-emerge at a time of their choosing. So were they ever really gone at all?
      I think that the age of the inter-webs has woefully interloped into people’s private lives, it is a massive form of bullying that we, in the privacy of our homes and the anonymity afforded by puters, can make horrible comments about people we don’t know and would be mortified if someone said them to us or to our loved ones.
      So, I guess we need to evolve, to grow up, to realize that we do not own people’s behaviour, that we would fail if held up to scrutiny and often lies, but, for the time being, this is where we are.
      I know that I monitor myself and don’t say things I would be ashamed of explaining to someone I respect.

      • Pink Elephant says:

        You make some excellent points. At the same time, I would add that the internet has diminished (demolished?) EVERYONE’s privacy, not just celebrities. That considered, ordinary people don’t have the opportunity to cash in on their presence/lives in a way that a number of celebrities do; frequently, they are paid for appearances, photo-ops, etc.

        In the curious case of Amanda Bynes, however, I think the paps are just slamming the voyeuristic cycle down everyone’s collective gullets. And yes, that’s just bullying, especially to someone who wants to be left alone in whatever condition they might be in. Sad. Guess she’ll have to console herself with her millions.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Not to say that she doesn’t deserve her privacy, but she came out of her ‘retirement’ a few weeks after it began.

  18. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    That is a woman with a complete self image problem …She keeps having to show off her body naked or redo her makeup constantly and look at herself every few minutes comb her hair etc… and then tell people “Don’t look at me, I’m Rich,,,,I’m famous….and I’m beautiful ..just don’t look at me…” …..
    Well at least she wasn’t on a red carpet or hosting X-Factor with her nipples flashing people like neon lights….That will be next…

  19. Green_Eyes says:

    Lohan will be in the news by Monday…Wednesday at the latest w/ this type of stunt.

    Dina is probably pissed Lindsay didn’t think of this first!

    Though Lindsay it would be just an all out crack stunt, Amanda I still can’t tell, though the rich bitch type comment doesn’t help her cause any..

  20. B says:

    I have done mystic tan a number of times and never once wore goggles… there are no UV rays that one needs protection from

  21. zut alors! says:

    “I’m not ‘troubled.’ I don’t get naked in public. I’m 26, a multi-millionaire, retired. Please respect my privacy.”

    To quote RHOA’s Nene Leakes, “I’m RICH b!tch!”

  22. Yaaawwwn says:

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder, often comorbid with mood disorders and substance abuse.

    /end armchair diagnosis

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      …Co Sign 100%. My father has all of this. Its ugly up close. Hardly have contact with him now. Constant, unending self created drama….chronic drinking…and childish self obsession. So tiresome.
      I belive Miss bynes is addicted to something…..some substance more than anything.

  23. SusieQ2 says:

    At first I thought drink/drugs; then I thought mental issues.
    At this stage I think it’s a combination of the two. I just hope she realises she needs help and gets it.

  24. I'm going to Guam! says:

    MK Ultra victim.

  25. Lexi says:

    I feel sorry for her, she obviously has some mental issues and she really needs help, i use to love her as an actress, she had such a promising career, hope she gets better soon

  26. skuddles says:

    I’m inclined to believe this girl has a major drug problem.

  27. Ben says:

    Everybody and their dog has a camera phone yet nobody in the salon took 1 picture of this alleged event? I call BS.

  28. emma says:

    I am not sure why everybody all of a sudden feels capable to comment on the mental state of someone they have never met, based on ‘eyewitness’ reports. Are you all psychiatrists? Even for gossip, this is sad. If she is troubled, leave her alone – strangers speculating is not doing her any good. If she isn’t, it is just stupid to try say she is.

  29. kelbravura says:

    It does seem like the begging for relevance stage of fame withdrawl.

  30. wapower says:

    She is so beyond cray. She needs some mental help immediately.

  31. Mardell Nahl says:

    This will have ZERO impact on the election, but it represents a dissatisfaction with Obama among his former supporters that is very real and that is not being accounted for by pollsters. They, as well as their media partners, are convinced that the country is still in love with Obama.

  32. enya. says:

    I just don’t believe these stories. I think Ms. Bynes is a bad driver, was noticed in this regard, began being mercilessly harassed by photographers, and in response has been trying to outwait the paps when she goes shopping. Period. And then onlookers are exaggerating what they’ve seen to get their own 15 minutes of fame. Leave the damn woman alone and I’m sure her “actions” will return to normal.

  33. Roxi says:

    She has the same flat, pancake butt as Lohan. Gross!!