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Girl scarred by dog attack asked to leave KFC restaurant

A Mississippi woman says her three-year-old granddaughter was asked to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Jackson last month, because of her facial scars.

Little Victoria Wilcher lost her right eye, suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs and several puncture wounds when she was attacked by three pit bulls in April.

The girl had just been released from the hospital after a month of recovery. Restricted to only soft foods, Victoria’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins says she went to KFC to get her mashed potatoes and gravy. What happened next caught them totally off guard. Mullins says they sat down and started eating, when a worker came over.

“She said that we’d have to leave, we were disturbing her other customers, Victoria’s face was disturbing other customers,” said Mullins.

On hearing the news, Victoria’s family took to Facebook with a picture of her face, and a message reading “Does this face look scary to you?” The message went on to say, “I will never step foot in another KFC.”

The Kentucky Fried Chicken corporate offices reached out to the family and released a statement saying it has zero tolerance for any kind of hurtful or disrespectful actions towards their guests.
Also, the company says it is “committed to doing something appropriate for this beautiful little girl and her family.”

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13 Comments to “Girl scarred by dog attack asked to leave KFC restaurant”

    Heidi said:
    June 14, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    She is beautiful, even after what happened. KFC should be ashamed. Victoria is a survivor.

    babygirl said:
    June 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    u dammm right Heidi shes beautiful angel people are ignorant

    Don said:
    June 14, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    They better do something for her and her family or I for one will never eat there again. This
    is shocking. At least the company is proposing to do the right thing.

    Just Me said:
    June 14, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Such a beautiful little girl. Not only does KFC have a problem, so do the so called customers who were
    disturbed by that sweet child. They should all be ashamed!

    americanforchange said:
    June 14, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Reblogged this on My Opinion My Vote and commented:
    This is such bullshit and I hope the grandmother takes action to punish the employee of KFC for their insensitive comment. This little girl is a victim of a violent attack, hasn’t she suffered enough?

    Just Me said:
    June 14, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    It’s obvious she was the victim of some sort of violence, but how BEAUTIFUL is she? A beautiful princess! They should send her to Disney all expenses paid, cover any reconstruction surgeries that her insurance won’t cover AND give her family free KFC for life!

      Julia said:
      June 15, 2014 at 12:08 AM

      Just Me ….you are spot on ! they owe this little princess way more than just an apology . And if I was the employee in charge that day, the complainer would have been the one asked to leave…Pick on an innocent child, Just sickening !!

    Kerri said:
    June 15, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Well one more restaurant I wont eat at…list is adding up…it's okay – none of them are healthy eating anyway! I agree..trip for the princess to see the princesses but the KFC for life? I wouldn't eat there ever again if I was part of this family – they best give her a lifetime of vouchers for chicken from the competition…forget KFC!!!

      Just Me said:
      June 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      Right. Lifetime vouchers for Chik-Fil-A. Works for me!

    Anonymous said:
    June 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    What a disgrace everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves. I'll be showing this to everyone I know asking that they boycott KFC!

    Kim said:
    June 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    They way they treated that little girl is deplorable. But remember, this was not the KFC company that did this to her—it was that particular set of employees at that particular KFC. That KFC should be boycotted, not the entire company!

    Just Me said:
    June 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    I'd agree all your suggestions EXCEPT free KFC for life. Not a fan of KFC after reading this article. The corporation is ultimately responsible for the actions of their employees.

    scallywagy said:
    June 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    How redeeming that KFC has stepped up to the plate and come to accept culpability and responsibility for the transgression- now offering $30K towards Victoria's medical upkeep.

    But it should have never come to this in the first place (and a lot has to do with public relations damage control) as human beings customers should never have to come to expect that being treated with respect, irrespective of gender, appearances, religion, sexual orientation race should only then inform said outlet whether the customer is afforded respect and courtesy and human decency. It is not a leisure right but a right- and yet how did we arrive at such a point in the first place ?
    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/06/victorias

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