On Wednesday, Amanda Bynes pleaded not-guilty to driving under the influence following her April 6 hit-and-run incident.
Then, because Amanda Bynes is a twitter genius, she pleaded with President Barack Obama on twitter to fire the arresting officer. “Hey Barack Obama…I don’t drink,” she wrote, “Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
Great idea Amanda! The President definitely cares about you and definitely patrols his own twitter account on his iphone when he’s checking in on foursquare at Starbucks– AMANDA BYNES YOU SO CRAZY!?!
While we’re all collectively laughing about this, Anderson Cooper took it one step further.
Anderson Cooper riffed on Amanda Bynes for a while during his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 in his Ridiculist segment, “If you don’t know who [Amanda Bynes] is, join the club,” he joked, “She apparently used to be on Nickelodeon, then was in the movie Hairspray and some other movies that you’ve probably never heard of…but the reason why she’s on the Ridiculist is because like any sensible, quasi-celebrity, she has taken to Twitter to defend herself.”
Cooper then reads her Obama pleading tweet and introduced a new Ridiculist segment titled “Things More Important Than Amanda Bynes’ Tweets.”
“I know what you’re thinking,” says Cooper, “Basically anything is more important than Amanda Bynes’ tweets. I just want you to be clear on the bar that we had set. For example, we learned today Miley Cyrus is getting married to Liam Hemsworth. No, on an ordinary day, Ms. Cyrus’ engagement would just be a standard celebrity news item. But when compared to Amanda Bynes’ tweet, it is basically Watergate, the moon landing and the Oscars all rolled into one.”
I would attempt to say something clever here, but Anderson just said it so much better.