Heh. As Twitchy reported, poet Amanda Palmer urged empathy for Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Twitter users, including Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld rightly took her to task. But, what is this about actress Reese Witherspoon? Oh, she was arrested for disorderly conduct.
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 22, 2013
And acted like a celebrity brat, to boot.
'Do you know my name? You're about to find out who I am'… http://t.co/YaKOUz3gWT
— NEWS MAKER (@NEWS_MAKER) April 22, 2013
A New York Times reporter was shocked that the news was missed. You know, because nothing else important was going on. Twitter users set him straight.
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) April 21, 2013
Considering all that is going on in the USA & around the world, no one should waste a drop of ink or a pixel of text on Reese Witherspoon
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 22, 2013
Truth, but the urge to mock was irresistible, even after Ms. Witherspoon issued an apology.
Reese Witherspoon: `I am deeply embarrassed,' apologizes for being `disrespectful' to police. http://t.co/SCpKwEWO4W – VW
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 22, 2013
More from the Associated Press:
“Do you know my name?” Witherspoon is quoted as saying in a state trooper’s report. She also said: “You’re about to find out who I am” and “You’re about to be on national news,” according to the report.
“I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,” Witherspoon said. “It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”
When desperately seeking moments of levity, mocking an entitled-feeling celebrity is a win.
Wait a second, @RWitherspoon feels entitled because she is famous? Weird…
— Z Ed (@sheckiezx) April 22, 2013
First Al Michaels, now Reese Witherspoon. World is upside down.
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) April 22, 2013
The world sleeps easier tonight knowing that Reese Witherspoon is behind bars.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 22, 2013
@DarkBeige most definitely hotter than a sober, orderly, annoyingly happy, squeaky, gremlin looking Reese Witherspoon.
— Dan (@Dan_importante) April 22, 2013
Bless Reese Witherspoon's heart. #SweetHomeAlabamaNot
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) April 22, 2013
— THOMASG (@THOMASGSWAGGA) April 22, 2013
The bigger question in this whole Reese Witherspoon arrest is: SHE WAS DRIVING A FORD FUSION!?
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) April 22, 2013
I think we can all agree that after Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon deserves to be treated as an enemy combatant.
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) April 22, 2013
Never change, Twitter.