The little girl from Mississippi is recovering from a recent pit bull attack in which she lost her right eye. Update: KFC says it will donate $30,000 to assist with the girl’s medical bills.
A few weeks ago, 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher was attacked by three pit bulls when they burst through the trailer of her grandfather’s house.
The little girl from Harrisville, Miss., was severely banged up; she broke her upper and lower jaws, nose, cheek bones, and right eye socket. She completely lost her right eye, and underwent multiple surgeries.
Last week, Victoria’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins, told WAPT-TV that after she took the little girl to a KFC in Jackson, Miss., for a snack, the two were asked to leave because the little girl’s scarred face frightened diners.
“I ordered a large sweet tea and her some mashed potatoes and gravy because she was hungry. She was on a feeding tube at the time, but I figured she could just swallow [the potatoes],” Mullins recalled. “They said, ‘We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers.’ [Victoria] understood exactly what they said.”
A post about the incident that appeared on Victoria’s Facebook support page, Victoria’s Victories, got shared more than 2,000 times.
The post read:
Does this face look scary to you?
Last week at KFC in Jackson MS this precious face was asked to leave because her face scared the other diners. I personally will never step foot in another KFC again and will be personally writing the CEO.
KFC has since launched an investigation into the incident, KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said.
“We take this very seriously, as we have zero tolerance for any kind of hurtful or disrespectful actions toward our guests. Our investigation is ongoing, but we have been in touch with the family and are committed to doing something appropriate for this beautiful little girl and her family.”
He added, “We will also work with the franchisee to take appropriate action at the restaurant once the specifics of the incident are determined,”
A KFC in Jackson, Miss.
Mullins said the experience has made the little girl self-conscious, and said 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],” she said. “She’s 3 years old and she’s embarrassed about what she looks like. She’s embarrassed, and I hate it because she shouldn’t be. It ain’t her fault.”