Amanda Bynes Lindsay's Way Worse Than Me!

9/17/2012 10:56 AM PDT

Amanda Bynes -- Lindsay Lohan's Way Worse Than Me!

Amanda Bynes is pissed that Lindsay Lohan is trashing her ... TMZ has learned.

Amanda texted a friend this morning, "I HATE being compared to her." Amanda says she's never been arrested for drugs or chasing someone, like Lindsay. FYI ... Amanda is facing criminal charges of driving under the influence.

Nonetheless, Bynes says she and Lindsay were never friends in the first place, and LiLo needs to focus on herself and leave her (Amanda) alone.

As you know, Lindsay audaciously tweeted last night that it's unfair Amanda hasn't gone to jail and she has .... hey Lindsay, you're a convicted jewelry thief and probation violator. Hope that helps answer your question.