Skip to comments.'American Idol' wannabe Matthew Farmer admits lying about military service on show
Posted on 02/01/2013 1:10:35 PM PST by traumer
'American Idol' contestant Matthew Farmer has admitted that he lied about his military service on Wednesday night's episode of the popular singing show, this after first denying he had made false claims, and blaming the show's editors for misrepresenting him.
In a rambling statement to the website Guardianofvalor.com, Farmer apologized for claiming he had suffered a traumatic brain injury after being injured in an IED explosion in Iraq.
"It was ALL lies," Farmer wrote. "I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age and had a problem with it. I am coming out and making a statement (even though I was instructed not to) because I DO want to come clean." "I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that whats best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity," Farmer wrote. "I indeed have many many things to work with and need to get a lot of help doing it. Again I apologize to everyone that I have come across and hurt or lied too."
Farmer said he regretted demeaning the service of his fellow Army Infantrymen with his false statements.
"I am EXTRMELEY remorseful and VERY upset that I allowed myself to take from the hard work of the guys that iIwas deployed with among others," he wrote. "To think that I would go on a national TV show and get away with continuing a lie so big, and so deeply imbedded in my life and brain
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Just another lie.... like Lance Armstrong and others these days
What a chump! I knew a guy just like him when I was in. A lying turd who could never be trusted.
The downside to “reality television” that makes stars out of ordinary people is that everyone has to have some kind of compelling background story to make them interesting to viewers. Way to many people are willing to lie to create one. It is, in part, a result of pressure from the show. But at the end of the day, its the individual who is willing to lie to get on TV or create a better story.
“I have lied since a young age...”
Sheesh... what a VICTIM! Poor guy has had a disability since a child called notruthitis. A serious condition affecting most politicians, hollywood stars and some other unsavory professions.
American Putz. A simple request for his DD-214 could have solved this.
gives the truth to summer's lie...?
I happened to be watching when Farmer was on. I admit I fell for it, though I mistakenly believed that the producers of the show would do their due diligence in researching the backgrounds of the contestants. This is despicable behavior by a soldier, but I applaud Farmer for coming clean now.
Was he the one that had his little daughter with him?
LOL...looks like the lady next to 0 (Moochelle’s mama ?) knows a liar when she sees one :)
Yes. She wasn’t supposed to be here, because he was supposed to be sterile. I bet that part was made up, too.
It suits the occasion, perfectly.
You don’t want to hear a genuine National Anthem, do you?
He could have just said "I was in the Army ... I don't care to talk about it. It's not relevant." and that would have been the end of that.
But noooooo ...
'Idol' is addicted to sob stories ... and that's an open invitation for lying scumbags to ply them with BS.
“I’m sooooo sorry”. Well, that was a lie. No, I’m not sorry. Well, that was a lie too.
Just another creepy liar who aspired to making it big in “the arts” or democrap politics. DC and Hollywood draw them like flies.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.