dont u think andy makes it bad for himself saying such a thing, knowing the press (specifically the sun) will jump onto it straight away
That's probably why he says it. He knows they'll look stupid when they fall for it, and let's be honest, they always do.
I don't think he makes it bad for himself at all. He's a young man having an innocent laugh. I think it makes him seem normal. If he was to hurt someone's feelings, say Kim's for example, that might be different, but she knows him well enough to know when he's joking, unlike the press, or so it seems.