Infographics: Is Amanda Bynes More Scandalous Than Kim Kardashian?
Amanda Bynes | Photo Credits: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
From allegedly throwing a bong out her window to requesting that her lady parts be murdered, Amanda Bynes' public persona has taken more than a few hits this past year. But is it damaged beyond repair?
Plenty of celebrities have undergone their share of cringe-worthy scandals and come out on top professionally. Take for example, Chris Brown, who's racked up plenty of awards and hit singles since brutally assaulting in Rihanna in 2009 (although his personal reputation might never recover).
So is Bynes so far gone that she can't bounce back? Let's look at some of Hollywood's most notorious scandal-makers over the past seven years and see how they've fared:
Kim Kardashian: If Kanye West is synonymous with vanity, then Kim Kardashian is synonymous with scandal. But what do you expect of a celebrity who was introduced to the world in a sex tape? Kim's big follow-up to the tape: posing nude for Playboy.
After a wild start, Kardashian spent the next two years laying low. Then in 2010, Karadashian turned down the tabloid track again when she posed nude in W, was sued for defamation and was named one of the five worst people or organizations by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
But Kardashian didn't stop there. In 2011, she endured her infamous 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, leading to reports that both the wedding and the sex tape were nothing more than publicity ploys. The following year, she was flour-bombed by PETA, sued (again) and called an "idiot" by Jon Hamm. In 2013, Kardashian finally seemed to have settled down with beau West, but when the couple announced they were expecting, no one could forget that technically Kardashian was still married to Humphries. Her decision to shun traditional maternity wear didn't help her, either.
Justin Bieber: The Biebs was as innocent as his angelic voice suggested for the first few years of his career. It wasn't until 2010 that we got the first hint at the terror Bieber would become when he was investigated for assault (during a game of laser tag, no less). Then in 2011, Bieber starred in a real-life episode of Maury when he was hit with a paternity suit. Thank God the kid wasn't his because Biebs also told Rolling Stone that he believes abortion is "like killing a baby."
Besides minor drama over giving away his pet hamster, all was quiet on the Bieber front until 2013 when the singer made up for lost time — and then some. In addition to a slew of vehicular incidents, Bieber also attacked the paparazzi, left his monkey in Germany (seriously, never give this dude a pet), spit on his neighbor and said he hoped Anne Frank would have been a Belieber. No wonder he had his "worst birthday" ever.
Britney Spears: It feels like just yesterday Britney Spears was attacking paparazzi with umbrellas and shaving her head, but 2007 is a long ways past. While Spears is rocking her long locks once more, unfortunately she continues to live with the consequences of her 2008 breakdown. After locking herself in a bathroom with son Jayden, Spears was hospitalized and ultimately placed in a psych ward. Ex-husband Kevin Federline was given sole custody of their two sons and Spears' father was granted conservatorship.