America's Got Talent to Edit Timothy Poe Footage, Howie Mandell Livid with Fake Soldier

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Heading into this season, America's Got Talent assumed the hiring of Howard Stern would be its most controversial move.

Then Timothy Poe happened.

The contestant is under major fire for lying about his experience in Afghanistan, as Poe claimed during his audition that he suffered a brain injury from an explosion in 2009, but he has no evidence of this occurrence and the photo he provided to AGT of himself in combat has been debunked as someone else.

But Poe did move on to the next round and is scheduled to be featured in Las Vegas next week. What's a reality competition to do?

TMZ says producers will "definitely" edit down footage a bit, but it's unclear whether they will axe Poe altogether.

"I was blown away that I was totally taken in," Howie Mandell says of the act. "I'm really angry with the guy."

What do you think America's Got Talent should do? Should Timothy Poe be disqualified?

 

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I dont believe he lied. The military doesn't want things put out there like that. My brother is an officer in the navy. I know how it is. Althougb I do respect our men and women out there fighting for our country everyday.

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I'm a retired military wife and my heart breaks for the mothers and families of the fallen...I believe he SHOULD be disqualified and anybody who lies and decieves to get a "yes" vote should! HOWEVER,....our society DOES get suckered in by "the sob stories"..i say LET THE TALENT SPEAK FOR ITSELF! Besides AMERICA will vote him off anyways!

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Love the show - even better with Howard Stern. We all thought the stuttering was fake - it completely disappeared in the final interview with Nick after his performance. I did not think his performance was all that great either but he managed to fool his way through to Vegas - he may not be so lucky now tho!! oh well.....Canadian Fan.

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What really bothers me is the comments--100% Military could clean up the language and so could Pissed Off--We have politicians, business owners, people committing fraud on elderly, bank exec. who steal and lie--THIS IS YOUR CONCERN? Not the first and won't be the last.

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How can you lie about something as close to our hearts as our military. Throw him off the show. I hope they boo him when he comes out.

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they need to throw the guy out. what does this say about our society?

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I thought Tim Poe did a wonderful performance on Americas Got Talent. I’m a bit heated about his lie and how he had everyone believing he was injured. I’m not sure what to expect on this next episode in Vegas and whether he's going to be axed, booed, or what will happen. I got to enjoy last weeks show commercial free for the first time using my Auto Hop feature. I hate having to deal with commercials and the new Auto Hop will resolve this. I’m glad my coworker at Dish told me about this great new feature, which allows me to skip commercials or not. Every time I watch a new recording I have the option to select if I want to watch commercials or not with the press of a button they are gone. I won’t wear the batteries down in my remote as I’ve always done.

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i dont think he should, i did some research on the story and from his point of view, he truly doesn't know what happened. he knows there was an accident and that's it. also, this is a show about talent, a story has nothing to do with it! also, i am sure he is not the only one who has told a "lie" to make it. at least this one was partly true!

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I hope this man gets spit on everywhere he goes . .. .what a worthless no class havin goat ropin donkey fuckin piece of shit!!!! I can only hope you get the shit kicked out of u for lying to me and America!!!

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I am disgusted by this. As the mother-in-law of an airman who we've sent to battle several times, I'm outraged by this. Of the many gimmicks he could have pulled, he pulled this one? It makes me sick to my stomach. I think of all the men and women we've buried, all the ones who are deployed now, and all the wounded warriors. I think the best thing he can do is apologize, and go try to do something for our military. He will have a miserable life if he don't own up, and try to fix this. Our country has too much pride in it's military to accept something like this. What a joke, and it's not even funny.

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