In a shocking incident, a 3-year-old girl in Jackson, Mississippi,who was disfigured in a pit bull attack in April, was asked to leave by the employees of Kentucky Fried Chicken as they thought her scars were disturbing the other customers.
Victoria Wilcher accompanied by her grandmother Kelly Mullins had decided to stop by at the KFC on the way home after visiting a doctor.
After ordering a large sweet tea and some mashed potatoes and gravy for Victoria, the two were waiting for their food,when an employee approached them. "We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers," a KFC employee told Kelly reported news source-WAPT.
The right side of Victoria's face was paralyzed in the attack, which occurred at her grandfather's house. — in addition to the paralysis, her upper and lower jaw, cheek bones, nose, and right eye socket were broken during the attack. She lost her right eye, and her jaw cannot be fully reconstructed until she grows more bone, as the pieces remaining were too small to fuse together.
According to the Facebook page tracking her recovery — Victoria's Victories, in April 2014 while visiting with her grandfather Victoria was attacked by three pit bulls. All the three dogs involved in the incident were put down immediately by the owner.
Victoria had bites all over her body and her face was brutally mauled by the dogs. She had a broken upper and lower jaw, broken nose, cheek bones and right eye socket. In the attack, the three year old also lost her right eye completely and the ability to move the right side of her face.
While the doctors have taken up corrective surgery for her bottom jaw but will now have to hold a while until Victoria grows new bone in her face as the broken pieces are too small to piece together in a surgery.
The Friday's incident created much discontent among many on social media. Victoria's Grandmother told the news channel that the three year old following the attack refuges to look into the mirror and feel quite embarrassed to go out in public. And the way the KFC staff treated the little girl was wrong and nobody should be treated like that.
Fearing public backlash, KFC immediately got into damage control mode and announced that it will take up an investigation on the matter.
In its statement posted on Victoria Victories, KFC official said: "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."