Although I’ve been aware of her name for years, I have had, up until this point, absolutely no idea who Amanda Bynes is (I always get her confused with Ashley Tisdale, for some reason) other than that she’s apparently a somewhat trainwreck-y former child star — Lindsay Lohan Lite, if you will — who was recently arrested on DUI charges. Seriously, I could not have picked Amanda Bynes out of lineup of other former child stars turned young, f-ed in the head starlets if you held a gun to my head.
But here’s what I do now know about Amanda Bynes, in addition to knowing what she looks like: she’s an innovator, someone not afraid to go after whatever it is she wants. She’s what Steve Jobs described in that iconic Apple commercial as one of the “crazy ones.” (“They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo…While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.”) Thus, last night Amanda took it upon herself to circumvent lawyers and courts and due process and all that and used Twitter to ask the president of the United States to fire the cop who arrested her back in April.
Hey, you never know what you can get in life if you don’t ask for it, right?