Over the past few months, Amanda Bynes has been very open about her body image issues, and now the actress has revealed why.
"I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin," Bynes wrote.
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This isn't the first time Bynes has made disturbing statements about her weight. In February, Bynes told Us Weekly
, "I lost 4 lbs. since I moved. I'm 121 lbs — my goal is 100 lbs." For the 5'8" actress, 100 lbs. is dangerously underweight (the recommended weight range is between 125 to165 lbs.). Bynes also posted a photo of herself
in March, in which she called herself "pudgy."
Bynes' eating disorder admission comes after the star announced
her plan to sue "certain blogs and magazines saying I have a mental illness! They take pictures anytime I've gained weight then write a fake story!"
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But it seems Bynes is more troubled by the media's photo choices than by their writing. "They write a news article about every tweet I write, and I hate the pictures they choose. They repeat what I tweet then add a bad photo," she continued
, "Only use photos from my twitter when writing an article about me."
Bynes then decided to fight back against the "bad" photo choices, writing
: "I'm putting a photo up of everyone writing articles about me from now on. I ask you to choose photos from my twitter so I'll do the same," something the actress has followed through on at least once