Howard Stern Makes 7-Year-Old Cry on ‘America’s Got Talent’ – Was He Too Harsh? (POLL)

By: Wes Ferguson / May 22, 2012

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“No one likes hitting the X on a 7-year-old,” shock jock turned judge Howard Stern said on Monday night’s America’s Got Talent — but that’s exactly what he and Sharon Osbourne did.

Young hopeful Mir Money hit the stage with a rap act that fell flat with the judges. It certainly wasn’t for lack of charm or stage presence. When asked who his favorite rappers where, he answered “myself.” He added that he’s been in the game for four years and that with a million dollars, he could “take care of my family.”

While he was adorable, his act didn’t impress Stern and Co.

Howard was the first to drop the “X” after Mir Money failed to impress. Once he realized he did not get their approval, he burst into tears.

“You’re a very nice young man and you know that. No one likes hitting the X on a 7-year-old. You’re very brave to get up there at 7 years old,” Howard said.

He then took to the stage and gave him a hug.

“You’re a terrific young man, you know that?” Howard asked him.

“Yes,” Mir Money replied, wiping his eyes — as the audience chuckled at remark, which would have sounded conceited if he wasn’t so young and adorable.

“I don’t want to make you cry,” Howard said.

While he didn’t make the next round, he certainly left an impression.

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