Is Politico reporter Byron Tau, like Think Progress blogger Hayes Brown, suggesting that Amanda Bynes is a “full-on racist”? Sure sounds like it to us. And if all you read was this biased, poorly-reported article in Politico, you might come to the same flawed conclusion:

The former Nickelodeon star, who’s made headlines lately with her odd behavior, has previously used the same “ugly” insult on a list of stars including Jay-Z, Drake and Rihanna.

Bynes, of course, has called many other people ugly, including her mom and sisterZac EfronMiley CyrusJenny McCarthyLance Bass, and Courtney Love.


Amanda Bynes says the Obamas are ugly; Think Progress blogger: ‘That’s racist’


To his credit, Tau has admitted he was mistaken: