American Idol Contestant Lied About Military Injury

It wasn't enough for Matt Farmer to show up on stage with his (admittedly extremely adorable) little girl. Then he had to tell a teensy little white lie about his service in Iraq. Here's what one of his comrades said about him:

First Farmer was not sent home from being blown up in an IED explosion. He was sent home because he almost killed himself! He was sent home after they found him in seizures from taking unauthorized acne medication while consuming unauthorized alcohol while in Iraq. The medication with which he was referring to that 'almost made him sterile' was the acne medication! I bring this to your attention because as a retired vet, from the same unit as young Matt, I feel that it is incredibly morally unjust to our fallen brothers!

"Reality" television is about as real as the rest of it.