Former Disney star Amanda Bynes has hit, um, a bit of a rough patch, but she’s found a supporter in Kim Kardashian! But that’s not how Amanda’s parents see it.

“Am I the only one that is obsessed with her new makeover?” Kim recently said of Amanda, when she and her sisters guest hosted late night show Chelsea Lately. “I think she looks amazing. With the blonde hair and those nails?”

Of course, Kim's comments came as the Kardashians discussed a rumor that Amanda had been thrown out of a gymnastics class for her bizarre behavior, including showing up in fishnets and a wig.

Amanda seemed delighted by the comment, and tweeted, “I love the beautiful Kardashian sisters!”

Given all the unpleasant media coverage of Amanda has had recently, her parents didn’t think Kim’s comments were friendly as all that.

“They thought the remarks Kim made were in poor taste and are very upset about it,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to look at Amanda and surmise that she is having some sort of crisis.”

For those that have missed it, Amanda has been making plenty of headlines recently, from silly things like walking around New York with a shirt over her face to serious things like skipping a court date.

“Her makeover is just one example of her troubling behavior,” Radar’s source continued. “Her parents just wish the media would leave Amanda alone, because it’s only making the situation worse. Amanda is lost and she refuses to get help. Even if Kim was joking about Amanda’s appearance, it really isn’t funny. Amanda is in trouble and she doesn’t need to be a punch line in a joke.”

Evidently, Kim had been thinking about Amanda’s new look for a while, because more than two weeks before her late night gig, she had tweeted, “Am I the only one who thinks Amanda Bynes new make over is amazing!?!"

That doesn't sound like underhanded snark to us, but what do you think? Was Kim poking fun at Amanda, or was she paying her a compliment? 

Source: Radar Online