Amanda Bynes is catching flack on Twitter from RuPaul after the actress used a gay slur to describe writers a People magazine.
In a tweet from her verified account on Saturday, Amanda Bynes referred to the writers as “f***ots.”
Bynes wrote, “Um, @peoplemag Hello? I’m not lost and alone! W H A T T H E F * * K A R E Y O U T A L K I N G A B O U T ? Follow me on twitter you f***ots!
RuPaul took notice and sent a sharp response to the former Nickelodeon star.
“Derogatory slurs are ALWAYS an outward projection of a person’s own poisonous self-loathing,” RuPaul wrote.
RuPaul has advocated against gay slurs in the past.
“[I]n the ACT UP age we called ourselves queers because we earned the right, we took the word back,” RuPaul said last year in an interview with HuffPost Gay Voices and Sirius XM’s OutQ. “But in reality, once you go even deeper, you know, you have to come from intent. And black folks call themselves the n-word all the time. It’s because the intent is coming from a place of love. If the intent is coming from a place of hatred, that’s different.”
For Amanda Bynes, tweeting a gay slur is the latest in a string of bizarre incidents that has many questioning the sanity of the former child actress. After retiring and then quickly un-retiring in 2010, Bynes has seen her behavior grow progressively worse, building up to a May 23 arrest for reckless endangerment.
Bynes reportedly threw a bong out of her New York City apartment window after apartment officials called the police on her.
Afterward Bynes was allegedly evicted from her apartment. A source said she was kicked out of the building after the noise from her apartment and constant smell of marijuana left neighbors complaining.
“Even before her arrest, residents had constant complaints about the smell of marijuana coming from her apartment,” a source told Us Weekly. “She had also cursed out residents and the doormen, and the smell of pot from her apartment was really annoying people.”
Twitter has been a popular outlet for Amanda Bynes in recent days. She also went into a rant against Rihanna, using what many believe to be a racial jab. Bynes later claimed the tweets were “mocked up.”
Amanda Bynes later deleted the gay slurs she tweeted to People magazine.