A young girl from Jackson, Mississippi, was told to leave a KFC restaurant because her face was apparently disturbing the other customers.
Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher, who received scarring to her face after a pitbull attack last April, was told she would have to leave the restaurant as her face was disturbing other customers. KFC have since apologised for the incident and have made a donation of $30,000 to help with her medical bills.
The story had went viral after Victoria’s family posted this photo – asking if her face was really that scary – to Victoria’s Victories
, a Facebook page dedicated to her ongoing recovery from the attack.
As well as facial scarring, the little girl lost her right eye and suffered a broken jaw, cheekbones and nose after being attacked by three of her grandfather’s pitbulls. The dogs were immediately put down.
Victoria’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins, had brought her to KFC as she was hungry after a doctor’s appointment. They ordered some mashed potatoes as, due to her injuries, Victoria can only eat soft food.
Mrs Mullens explained to CBS News what happened next.
“I sat down at the table and started feeding her and the lady came over and said we’d have to live because we were disturbing her customers. Victoria’s face was disturbing the other customers.”
Mrs Mullens also said that Victoria cried all the way home, and is now embarassed by her appearance.
“She won’t even look in the mirror anymore. When we go to a store, she doesn’t even want to get out of the car.”
KFC have since released a statement in which they have said,KFC they are investigating the incident.
“As soon as we learned of the report on Friday, we immediately began an investigation. This kind of hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated by KFC.”
“Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria’s family and are committed to assisting them. We are making a $30,000 donation to help with her medical bills. ”
“The entire KFC family is behind Victoria and her recovery.”
Hopefully, the money will go some way to making Victoria’s recover a little easier.