Amanda Bynes barely recognisable as she breaks social media silence

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Two weeks after filing paperwork to terminate her nine-year conservatorship, Amanda Bynes has broken her social media silence and shared a message to her fans.

The former Nickelodeon star, 35, launched a new Instagram account on Tuesday and posted a 12-second selfie video thanking her supporters.

Amanda Bynes in 2009 and Amanda Bynes in 2022.
Amanda Bynes looks barely recognisable in a new Instagram video. Photos: Getty / Instagram/amanda.bynes1986

“What's up Instagram, Amanda Bynes here,” she said. “My court date is coming up in two weeks. I want to thank you all so much for your love and support. Peace out.”

Amanda looked barely recognisable in the clip, wearing a grey jumper with jet black hair, a short side fringe and grey ombré tips.

She also wore her now-signature septum piercing and a pair of black-rimmed glasses covering her black heart tattoo on her left cheek.

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In a follow-up clip, which featured a much shorter black hairdo without her grey tips, Amanda revealed that she was in the process of removing her face tattoo.

She filmed herself sitting in her backyard taking off her glasses and zooming in on her cheek.

“Tattoo removal process…,” she wrote in the caption.

Amanda’s conservatorship

Amanda’s mother Lynn Bynes was first granted a temporary conservatorship in 2013 after the actress allegedly set fire to a driveway, and gained conservatorship again in 2014 following a number of bizarre tweets accusing her father of sexual and emotional abuse.

The She’s the Man actress, who previously announced on Twitter that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, stated in 2018 that she had been sober for four years thanks to her parents.

Earlier this month Amanda filed to end her conservatorship, which both Lynn and Amanda’s dad, Rick, are said to be in support of.

“Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship,” her lawyer David A. Esquibias told People. “She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.”

While she hasn’t appeared in a film since Easy A in 2010, Amanda graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2019.

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