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Amanda Bynes: Hair Ye! Hair Ye!

Amanda Bynes, Court Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Amanda Bynes' decision to wear a blue wig to court has opened the fiery gates of internet hater hell. But what most people don't seem to realize is there is a long tradition of defendants wearing wigs in court, and Bynes' headdress was simply a respectful nod to her celebrity predecessors.

Check out these other familiar faces dawning headpieces in court!


Paris Hilton
 went with a simple yet bold look: An oversized wig made from her own hair. She's like a modernDolly Parton except without any of the musical talent.

Paris Hilton w/ Wig 2


Chris Brown's
blonde feathered wig is simply stunning. When he walked into the courtroom he took the jury's breath away -- and it wasn't just because they were utterly terrified of him.

Chris Brown w/ Wig


After Martha Stewart's court date she used her fiery red wig as a garnish on a delicious baked ham dinner.

Martha Stewart w/ Wig


Mel Gibson
went old school with his wig choice. It may have helped him in court had he not also gone old school with his views on women and Judaism.

Mel Gibson w/ Wig

Honestly it would have been insulting if Bynes DIDN'T wear a wig!

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