I suppose after hearing this story, we will have an answer to the new marketing question #HowDoYouKFC? Answer: Sure as hell not like this.
This unfortunate story hails from Jackson, Miss. inside a KFC location. As the story goes, many people who work hourly shifts at fast-food joints are rumored to be unhappy fops and take it out on customers.
One such simpleton gnome blamed her miserable existence on a girl with a few cuts on her face. The KFC employee asked said girl to leave the store because “[her] scars made the customers nervous.”
Two things: The girl was three. The scars were caused by a pitbull attack. Your move, KFC.
As told by WAPT-16 (ABC), the precious three-year-old girl’s name is Victoria Wilcher. She was brutally attacked by an unloved pitbull mutt. She survived with the left side of her face paralyzed, and now wears a Lalaloopsie eye patch and has a face full of scars.
And she wanted some fried chicken and ends up getting bullied by a browbeating tyrant with a face full of “connect-the-dots-esque” acne. So, Victoria’s mom (who somehow miraculously escaped the police and a charge of assault with a deadly chicken wing) decided to take the incident to Facebook.
And, well … just look at it:
Dear God! Just look at her. If that sweet face — and this terrible story — doesn’t scream “P-R-F-A-I-L” to you, then I don’t think we can be friends. KFC caught wind of this heinous act and at least responded to WAPT directly:
“KFC launched an investigation as soon as we were made aware of this report. 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. We will also work with the franchisee to take appropriate action at the restaurant once the specifics of the incident are determined,” said KFC spokesman Rick Maynard.
The nitwit is an hourly employee, so someone just hit the unemployment line. And while it wasn’t the brand that did this to sweet Victoria, the brand needs to make it up to her. See that link at the bottom of the Facebook page? That’s for Victoria’s Victories, a page set up as a kickstarter of sorts to help the family with injuries and surgeries.
MEMO TO KFC: If you know what’s good for you, I see a rather sizable donation in Victoria’s future, and not in thighs and legs.