Why isn’t Amanda Bynes conserved? 

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Fox.com’s Pop Tarts column asks a great question: How can Britney Spears be placed under a conservatorship but not Amanda Bynes?

Bynes’ family has expressed frustration with not being able to help her even though she keeps behaving “erratically,” to put it lightly. In order to be conserved, the person has to have shown that they are a danger to themselves or society. Although Bynes famously tweeted that she wants Drake to “murder” one of her body parts, that doesn’t count.

“You could say she’s acting like a typical New Yorker,” says Larry Bodine of Lawyers.com. “Making goofy videos, wearing odd hairstyles, talking to herself, staying up all night, tweeting and spending money like water. It’s a free country.”

He makes a good point, especially since that description also covers someone like Miley Cyrus.



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