It’s been a bad year behind the wheel for troubled starlets Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes. Both the authorities and the paparazzi have taken notice of their…um…mishaps, which have included Bynes’ recent hit-and-run allegations and Lohan’s arrest for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in New York last week.
Now, it seems someone else has taken pity on these driving-deficient young ladies and decided to offer them the guidance they so desperately need. The tire wizards at Goodyear just wrote a letter to each actress, offering a “private 1-on-1 lesson with our professional drivers — no paparazzi allowed.”
The letters express the company’s concern for the actresses’ safety and that of the unsuspecting motorists who have to share the road with them, urging both former child stars to take Goodyear up on its generous offer (which even includes free transportation to company headquarters in Akron, OH).
Lest these stars feel that they received a form letter of some kind, Goodyear tailored both notes to better fit their careers; Lindsay’s letter reads, “Once you get a few laps under your belt, you’ll even be able to show Herbie the Love Bug a thing or two,” while Bynes’ letter assures her that “Not all of us can be all that on the road.”
The letters, signed by Chris Curran, vice president of communications and public relations at Goodyear, also take the opportunity to remind the actresses (and the rest of us) that local Goodyear dealers will happily give all customers’ cars a head-to-toe check-up and provide them with the highest quality tires every day–all in the name of safety.
While we think it’s fairly unlikely that these future screen legends will take Mr. Curran up on his offer, we can’t help but snicker at his creative attempt to remind the public that Goodyear’s got our backs–whether by providing us with safer tires or, you know, trying to make sure we don’t get rear-ended by Lindsay Lohan.
What do we think? Good stunt or lame joke?