Matt Farmer does Tim Poe imitation (Update)

| January 31, 2013

Matt Farmer – Long Beach Audition – American… by IdolxMuzic

A couple of people sent me this story a few days ago and I pretty much ignored it because, ya know sometimes I just get tired of doubting veterans and I figure someone is going to start telling the truth sooner or later. I guess I’m burning out. But, luckily, the folks at Guardian Valor didn’t drop the ball like I did.

According to this Matt Farmer dude, who was on American idol says in the video that he was knocked unconscious by an IED in Iraq and woke up in the hospital in Kuwait. Well, in the Tim Poe model, the folks he served with say that’s not true.

Here is the back ground. I was the sniper section leader attached to his company and lived in the same room with him until he was medevac’d from Ramadi because he got drunk while he was taking accutane, an acne medication.

He proceeded to rat out everyone he was drinking with and never came back to the company. He was never involved in one single direct fire engagement, was never wounded, and made up this whole lie to try and make his story sound good to American Idol.

The theatre was Ar Ramadi Iraq 1Bn 26inf blue spaders 1ID attached to 1-77ar 1ID and 2nd marine expeditionary force. His actions endangered the rest of his platoon and company and forced the rest of the company to be searched in what is called a “health and welfare” for illegal substances.

Sgt David Johnson

Guardians of Valor have a number of other eye witness accounts. So you should read them all and they have a rather lengthy statement from Farmer;

I did drink and overdose on pills. Was Medevaced to Al Asad where i was there fro several days (Not sure how many as most of it was in a drug induced blur) than sent to Laundstill Germany. There they did lots of psyhc evals where they told me i had PTSD and anxiety disorder. I was then transfered Back to my unit in Schweinfurt Germany. I was never KICKED out of iraq. I was told that i needed to go back to my unit to undergo further evaluations.

EVerything was medical and Psyc. I wasnt kicked out of iraq or the army.

Yeah, it goes on like that. All of the grammar and spelling is original. But basically, farmer says he didn’t lie, but there is no IED – it was unauthorized substance abuse that got him tossed out of Iraq and eventually the Army.

All of this phony shit has to end sometime.

UPDATE: It looks like the media is beginning to take notice. At the time of this posting Fox News has posted a story about the questions about his military background. Fox News and Columbus ledger-enquirer also cite our friends at Guardian of Valor for the info.

Farmer and Fremantle Media, the production company behind “American Idol,” did not respond to a request for comment, and FOX declined to comment for this story.

Farmer told the site he ended his “Idol” journey on the first day of Hollywood Week.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Bulldog1 says:

    Just to caveat off of John, if you scroll to the bottm and click the link, their is another video, where he made a confession of sorts to a And he claims to have been a sniper and also claims the IED once again.

  2. 68W58 says:

    I was prepared to throw the flag at “I woke up in the hospital in Kuwait.” That might have been true in 2003, but afterward no treatment facilities in Kuwait were in the evac plan, at least for someone wounded as far north as Ramadi.

  3. OldCavLt says:

    My VERY first thought when I saw this guy was:

    Tim Poe.

    I remember thinking out loud that I hoped he wasn’t a fake. He was leaning on it far too much to truly be proud of his “exploits.” and the tat was just too much. (Not having it, but having it where it would show and they’d comment on it.)

  4. Robot Wrangler says:

    I swear to god I would rip that Big Red One off his damn arm myself. This POS makes all of us BRO’s look bad pulling this shit.

  5. Civilwarrior says:

    I want to go on Idol and make some shit up…lets see…I was a 31M (WAY before that series became MP’s), and could set up a GRC-103 antenna in less than 20 minutes by MYSELF…wait…scratch that…actually DID do that…OKAY…WOKE UP ONCE WITH THE UGLIEST GIRL IN WEST GERMANY AND HAD NO IDEA HOW I GOT THERE….never mind…did that too…ummm… got two AAM’s thrown at me by my first shirt right after I received an article 15 for being a dumbass…ummm. Crap did that too. The dream is gone.

  6. AmyJ says:

    Shitbag! When will they learn?

  7. FatCircles0311 says:

    Acne medication for a grunt. I hope the US Army wasn’t paying for that shit.

  8. Robot Wrangler says:

    @7 From what I have been reading his mom was sending it to him.

  9. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Pill popping drunk? He should have just played that angle, after all that type is typical of the Hollywood film and music scene. Mr. Urban as one of the judges is a former drunk and cokehead…Ms. Minaj’s dad was a crack head, Mr. Jackson never met a cheeseburger he didn’t eat…these are not world class humans. Mr. Farmer should fit right in.

  10. rb325th says:

    So sick and f’ing tired of these oxygen thieves!! He probably is collecting a disability for PTS as well… scumbag. What he got it for who knows, for ODing?
    The fuckers like this making up bullshit heroics about themselves to bolster their image for personal gain, while many of their generation did not come home alive, or came home with no limbs, brain damage, real PTS, etc… and they see nothing wrong with it, til they are caught that is.

    Just boiling over…

  11. I turned to my wife while watching this and said, “I hope this guys story is not a crock of shit like Tim Poe’s”! What an idiot! I guess people haven’t realized that they can’t embellish this shit any more. What an Ass Hole, Lied about the nature of his service and exploited his daughter! Piece of Shit!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Crazy and to top it off he actually produced an offspring. I hope she turns out better then him.

  13. streetsweeper says:

    Hehehe….what an f’ng waste of bodily fluids. I oh so like watching him look down, look up, swaller, nod and choke up. Awwww man…*sniffle* *snuffle* *wahhhhh*, make me wanna start crying a river of pity! How *special*! Watching Seacrest there, that body language of his says:”I am so wanting to knock your sorry ass out”. Anyone else notice?

    Anyhow, Farmer’s ex wife commented over at Guardian this morning: “As ex wife and mother of kaydince farmer Matt’s daughter that was shown Wednesday night I would like everyone to know kaydince should not be represented as poor girl because she is safe with me. Kaydince is a wonderful little girl and has a family here in my home. Her biological dad Matt needs help. After everything I was even lied to as his wife while married to him. Please anyone involving kaydince stop she has no involvement and won’t. Matt has his own issue and needs to deal with them as a human being himself without kaydince. Thanks for reading and understanding.”

  14. Hack Stone says:

    All of the stolen valor guys with musical aspirations should form a bad-by band. An appropriate name would be The Posers. They’ll break your heart, and destroy your credit rating. Word!

  15. A Proud Infidel says:

    Yet another broke-dick poser, and a wannabe entertainer, whatta surprise!

  16. ItAllFades says:

    You’d like the idiots behind Idol would have learned from the Tim Poe thing…guess not.

  17. ItAllFades says:

    *think, not like. good morning.

  18. POS says:

    On original Stolen Valor site:

    Matt on February 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm said:

    To all,
    Everything you have read is correct. It was ALL lies. I in fact HAVE lied since a younger Fe 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. Just so everyone knows I’m not reviving any sort of disability for Tbi. Let it also be known that I left country 2.5 months before the rest of the unit came home, I stayed in the army PAST my ETS date and was released from full service (wether active or reserve) in 2009. I do in fact take FULL responsibility for the actions and words I have said, and know that this will never go away. In NO way was I looking to take from everyone who has served. I started to believe my own lies. And after I believed them… I would catch myself talking like it had happened to me my entire life. To the gentleman above who talked about going to the VA I am doing just that, the “cocktail” u refer to Has been my deterrent for the last couple of years as I feel like when I was medicated while at FT sill and even at Schwinefurt It was never “correct”. Never the less. The lies end here. I want to base the life I have left on nothing but what is real and genuine and in the here and now. I am EXTREAMLY remorseful and VERY upset that I allowed myself to take from the hard work of the guys that i was deployed with among others. 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 lfe and brain… Is rediculous. Hindsight is always 20/20. The work the blue spader a did overseas was impeccable and I regret that I took from that. To EVERYONE but more importantly the men I served with, I AM DEEPLY REGRETFUL AND SORRY. my road to figuring out how to make a life built on trust starts now. It starts with getting help. And starts with this message. I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that what’s best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity. I indeed have many many things to work with and need to get alot of help doing it. Again I appologize to everyone that I have come across and hurt or lied too.

    Matt farmer

  19. rgrcrash says:

    It’s all over CNN now.

  20. OWB says:

    So what exactly is the difference (in terms of claiming responsibility for oneself) between lying to get attention and something which sounds very much like demanding that others help him do whatever it is that will get him to be responsible for himself?? It just sounds a LOT like a variation upon a theme, but I would like to be proven wrong.

    (I will not be holding my breath.)

  21. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    So I’ve wasted my time being an unremarkable 1833 with a short, undistinguished 3 year career for nothing?! Hell, being sorta “Old Corps” I coulda been a SgtMaj with 55 decorations, medals and badges having saved the President, the Pope and Beyonce?!?

    Stick this guy right in the A$$ with a 2X4 with no “squeal grease”!!! Let him enjoy THAT fantasy.

  22. streetsweeper says:

    Guardian site is not online?

  23. C2/2000AF says:

    #2 – You are right about that, they did not start doing evacs till 10 or so. Now they got helicopter evacs out at OKBK.

  24. Green Thumb says: