You might be wondering why Amanda Bynes' bizarre behavior is such a big deal to so many people. "Who cares?" you might say. "She's just another celebrity wackjob. Let's talk about something else." And your point is well-taken.
But this is Amanda Bynes. She's different. We're right to care, and I'll tell you why.
First of all, she's one of the few female comedy actors in Hollywood who actually were given leading roles. Most comedy films are all about men. They star men, feature men as secondary characters, and they deal with dude-centric issues and stories. Amanda Bynes was downright hilarious, and she brought something different to the table.