By Kate Ward
Updated March 25, 2009 at 04:02 AM EDT
Jason Kempin/

David Cook has attracted some ire from fans and bloggers after issuing a plea for privacy during his tour on his MySpace blog. “The efforts by some fans to find our hotel rooms, call our hotelrooms, attach things to our bus, etc., is something I have to condemn,”he writes in a post dated Sunday. “Should this behavior continue, the only thing we can do is take morepreventative measures to maintain our privacy, which in turn makes usless accessible to you.”

So his post does seem a bit harsh, and I get why fans would be upset with his strict tone. But keep in mind, folks, we’re talking about an average Joe who has to constantly fend off advances from millions of fans and my mom. And Idol concertgoers can be scary. I should know, because I am used to be one. And we will scream our heads off and go all crying-girl just for the chance to catch a glimpse of RJ Helton Trenyce Clay Aiken Kelly Clarkson outside the stadium.

So, understanding his need for some solitude and safety, I vote that David Cook is simply a rightly frightened musician. What say you, PopWatchers?

addCredit(“Jason Kempin/”)