Amanda Bynes to In Touch: 'That ugly black man' sold altered photos of me
Bynes took issue with the photos the magazine ran (above and below), and let loose with a barrage of tweeting, starting with, "I'm suing them! They f***ed with my photos!"
But just so everyone is clear, Bynes writes a longer message regarding said photos:
That's not my bed! Those aren't my toes! My toes are pedicured! I just did an exclusive interview with intouch last week, now they bought fake altered photos by that ugly black man in the photo or someone who knows him! They used an old shot of me on the cover with a bad angle of my old nose before I had surgery to reshape my profile and to remove the webbing from my eyes. I have to sue because that's not my apartment, those aren't my clothes! They morphed photos of my face onto someone's body to ruin my life! I have to make a big deal of this and sue because that's not me! I care about my appearance so I have to defend myself! I look like a different person now that I had surgery! Why did they put an old shot of me on the cover? I don't look like that anymore! I only want photos of my gorgeous new nose on the cover of tabloids and real magazines! The photos in this issue are fake and mocked up! I don't care enough to keep talking about it. Just assume that I f***ed the boyfriend of the editor of intouch because they f***ing hate me!
Bynes then blames one of the editors of In Touch, Jessica Finn -- "This ugly faced woman @JessicaFinnNYC is the one who bought fake photos of me & put that picture that looks nothing like me on the cover!"
And then tries to pick a fight with her, "@JessicaFinnNYC hey ugly."
And when Finn won't engage, Bynes says to Perez Hilton, "The only thing sadder than your ugly face still writing stories about me is the fact that you think I'd even step foot in a room with that ugly faced black man."
Lest you accuse Bynes of being racist, perhaps she is just using "black" as an identifying feature, since we all know she doesn't have a problem with black men.
Anyway, the man in question is Giovanni Arnold, according to the magazine caption. The article identifies him as a photographer.
We don't know whether or not Bynes and Arnold are friends or even acquaintances, but on Twitter, Arnold did write this back on April 3, "@AmandaBynes Happy BDay ....Stay Black," which is Bynes' birthday.
UPDATE: A rep for In Touch tells Zap2it in a statement:
The photos of Amanda Bynes inside this week's issue of In Touch speak for themselves. We at In Touch have done our due diligence and research on the photos and the article that accompanies them.
In Touch has not altered or photoshopped these photos in any way. Additionally, the photographer has assured In Touch that these photos of Amanda were not altered or photoshopped in any way prior to the magazine obtaining them and they are, in fact, of Amanda Bynes taken at Amanda's apartment in New York City. All of Amanda's claims pertaining to the photos in this week's In Touch are false.