Does anyone in fandom actually remember when Cook asked his teeming masses to back the f*** off? Yes, it did happen and he got excoriated in the press over it. Happened late March 2009 after some tard attached a tracking device to his bus.
Here’s some of what he said from TV Guide –
“The efforts by some fans to find our hotel rooms, call our hotel rooms, attach things to our bus, etc., is something I have to condemn,” Cook wrote. “This relationship only works when it remains healthy for both parties, and should this behavior continue, the only thing we can do is take more preventative measures to maintain our privacy, which in turn makes us less accessible to you.”
Cook said he and his band love spending time with fans, but that they “do enjoy what little privacy we can muster.” But, Cook doesn’t want to leave a bad taste in the mouth of the fans who voted him to stardom on Idol.
“I hope this doesn’t come off as harsh,” he writes. “I merely want to nip this in the bud so we can continue to have a great experience with all of you at the shows we have coming up.”
The article begs the question if the general public thought he was overreacting. The press thought he was but apparently none of them had experienced the scary pack that is Mary Ann/Holly Sockpuppets, WehoScott, Anodynejunkie, Krunkjess, Stacy Hankins, Ninasfeet and assorted other nuts. They were seriously misinformed. What Cook did and said was mild.
Too bad he never managed to get it under control because of the debacle taking place on Twitter between his insano tard pack and a guy who goes by Mouland316 on Twitter. I didn’t catch all what was going on because I’ve been busy doing some freelance work for a Defense Contractor (had to learn about weapons grade stuff..I don’t know weapons) and looking at a business I might buy into. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but the gist of the argument seems to be that Mouland dissed Cook’s music and/or career and the tards not only tore him a new asshole but also got him let go from his position doing promotion for another musician.
Klassy, gals and guy, klassy. I wish you’d direct this passion towards something that REALLY mattered, like the economy or ending world hunger instead of petty internet shiesse. Cook’s silence in this matter is apparently encouraging the nuts to think that he’s pleased by their activities. What are they? His internet mommies? So middle school.