Nick Cannon  emotional open letter to his “sister” Amanda Bynes on Wednesday offering his support and love. 


“We need each other to in times of despair,” he said. “No one can make it through anything alone. So I ask people who are quick to judge, tweet, report, or comment to ask yourself, ‘What if that person was my sister? My brother? My Mother? Or me? What then would I say?’ “

Mariah Carey’s husband continued to say that although “fame and entertainment is one of the best and easiest occupations to ever have,” it can also swallow a person up if they don’t know how to navigate through, what he calls, the “matrix.”

“I’ve seen it happen to many of my friends and colleagues young and old. It goes back to that old saying; ‘Too much of anything is bad for anyone.’ Whether it’s fame, money, sex, drugs, attention. It’s all a dangerous addiction,” Cannon wrote.

“We all end up alone in that dark hole at some point in our lives and if you don’t have a foundation of friends and family to help bring you up and out it makes that journey long and detrimental.”

Nick wanted to make sure that Bynes knew he was only a phone call away, if she ever needed it.

“So I say to my sister Amanda Bynes you’re not alone. I’m here for you. I understand. I care and I appreciate you, because that’s what family does and that’s what family is for.”

Well,  I don’t totally disagree with some of things he was saying – I can imagine that Bynes’ transition from Nickelodeon to young Hollywood celeb may have affected her in a number of negative ways. I think he’s discounting the very real possibility that Bynes’ behavior has been caused by a chronic mental condition.

Gumbumpers, what do you think of Nick Cannon’s letter to Amanda Bynes?

Read Cannon’s open letter in its entirety

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