Last week, we reported the news that the America’s Got Talent 2012 country singer and soldier Timothy Poe wasn’t such a noble serviceman after all, allegedly faking details about being wounded in combat. America’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Tim Poe has since issued a public apology after his sob story was proven to have gaping holes in it… well, sort of an apology.
In this so-called apology, America’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Timothy Poe stated that he “couldn’t remember” all of the details and is sorry that he misrepresented himself. He insists that the memories are “like a dream” but that he does recall a “blast going off by his head.”
I don’t buy it.
His credibility is shot, as far as I’m concerned, by the gaping holes that remain in his story, and by the lies that are still very much present. Regardless of the circumstances of the event that caused his stutter, America’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Tim Poe still submitted a photograph under false pretenses, claiming a photo of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone while deployed in Afghanistan as a picture of himself.
He also claimed to have been awarded a service medal. Did you dream that one up, too, Tim, or did you forget that medals aren’t awarded for “training accidents,” which is what official records indicate caused your injury?
On top of that already steaming pile of lies, Timothy Poe also insisted that he had never sang before his speech therapist suggested that he do so as part of his therapy regimen. It has since surfaced, however, that he lied on the America’s Got Talent stage. Tim was also a member of a band, years before the accident even happened.
There has still been no official word on whether or not Tim Poe will still be allowed to continue forward on America’s Got Talent 2012, but judge Howard Stern has voiced the opinion that it should be up to the viewers. We will have to wait and see if the show this week addresses this scandal.
For what it’s worth, I’m with Howard. Let America decide whether or not Timothy Poe’s mediocre talent, sans sob story, is enough to keep him in the running. For me, it’s a resounding “no.”