Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan have both been in the news a lot recently and unfortunately, none of the news was all that good. Bynes’ recent troubles began after the now-infamous incident when she was found smoking marijuana in her Midtown Manhattan apartment and threw a bong when officers arrived. Since then, the “retired” actress has been on a downward spiral of court dates and odd Twitter updates about everything from Rihanna to Courtney Love to becoming a rapper.
Lohan is only doing slightly better than Bynes — at least she’s in rehab at the moment, despite wanting to leave recently. She may have put on a few pounds, but that’s better than being strung out on drugs, so maybe there’s some hope there.
With all the craziness surrounding so many former child stars, a lot of celebrities have been sounding off with their opinions. Rick Schroder, a former child star himself, is the latest to speak out about both Bynes and Lohan’s troubles.
“My heart goes out to them because they’re in a place that’s not good and there’s a lot of people around them that don’t care about them and want to capitalize on it,” the 43-year-old actor told ABC News Now. “I feel bad for them.”
Schroder rose to fame as a kid after starring in the 1979 movie The Champ and moved on to become a teen heartthrob in the ’80s TV series Silver Spoons. With his background as a former child star, Schroder understands the stress that comes from attaining fame at an early age and added, “I just wish that some people would intervene on their behalf.”