America’s Got Talent Tim Poe Controversy – Should He Be Elminated?
I was one of those viewers who was captivated by Tim Poe’s inspirational story on America’s Got Talent. The emotional story followed by a version of Garth Brooks’ ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes,’ brought the audience, the judges- and I’m sure even some television viewers- to their feet. However, it appears that we may have all been duped.
Tim Poe claims that he’s an Afghanistan war veteran who was injured by a rocket-propelled grenade, suffering brain damage and developing a stutter that he can only suppress while singing. Now, according to Yahoo, reports are now surfacing that Poe may have fabricated the whole story.
Yahoo.com published that the Reality TV blog Rickey.org first reported that the military records didn’t match Poe’s story. Poe served with the Minnesota National Guard for nine years (not 14, as he said) as a supply specialist, and they can’t find any evidence of the injury he describes. “Sgt. Poe’s official military records do not indicate that he was injured by a grenade in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, as he reports,” the Minnesota National Guard said in a statement.
Many fans of the show are insisting that he be considered for elimination, while others think it should be about the talent, not the story. What do you think?
Watch Tim Poe’s audition on America’s Got Talent