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A BUCKET OF ASSHOLERY
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A BUCKET OF ASSHOLERY

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3-year-old Victoria Wilcher, who is recovering from a severe pit bull attack in April, was allegedly asked to leave a Jackson, Mississippi KFC because her face was scaring customers.

Her family was outraged by the alleged incident at the KFC and took to Facebook to share their mistreatment.

While Victoria was visiting her grandfather's mobile home in Simpson County, Mississippi, three pit bulls burst into the home and mauled Victoria, covering her body with injuries head to toe. Victoria's grandfather, Donald Mullins, fatally shot two of the dogs, WAPT reports. Mullins and his girlfriend, Rita Tompkins, were later arrested on child endangerment charges.

According to a post on her Facebook recovery page, Victoria lost her right eye in the attack and sustained a broken upper and lower jaw, a broken nose, and smashed cheekbones. She also lost the ability to move the right side of her face.

KFC is now investigating the incident. A spokesperson said Sunday that the company is also giving $30,000 toward Victoria Wilcher's medical bills.

Ref: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/14...r=Business
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If this went down the way Victoria's family claims, whomever made the call to ask her to leave the KFC is a huge asshole and should be in some deep shit, if he/she still works there.

I think the $30k donation is very generous and a good PR move on the part of KFC.





06-16-2014 10:32 AM
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KFC would be willing to throw 30k at anyone in a case that would violate discrimination laws... if such laws are on the books in Mississippi. Specifically state that public business shall not be refused on grounds of disability, along with race, religion, and all that good stuff.

On the other hand, children are annoying. Maybe KFC just tries to kick out every kid under 20.





06-16-2014 11:29 AM
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Mississippi businesses can refuse service to anyone of their choice, AFAIK -- discrimination laws favor businesses heavily in the state.

But, KFC is a franchise and I imagine its franchise owner contracts have some provisions in relation to customer service policies across states.

I agree with you that it looks like discrimination (and that's what the family is calling it, too), and it reflects poorly on the brand, no matter where it happened.

Hard for me to imagine any owner, manager or employee asking a family to leave based only on the little girl's appearance/injuries. Then again, there are assholes at every turn.





06-16-2014 11:43 AM
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This is why I hate people and corporations some times.






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06-16-2014 11:48 AM
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(06-16-2014 11:43 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  Mississippi businesses can refuse service to anyone of their choice, AFAIK -- discrimination laws favor businesses heavily in the state.

But, KFC is a franchise and I imagine its franchise owner contracts have some provisions in relation to customer service policies across states.

I agree with you that it looks like discrimination (and that's what the family is calling it), and it reflects poorly on the brand, no matter where it happened.

Hard for me to imagine any owner, manager or employee asking a family to leave based only on the little girl's appearance/injuries. Then again, there are assholes at every turn.


KFC would/should be to blame if they (franchise) did not train their store "managers" in the art of common decency. Apparently, they didn't.
Forget about the laws, common sense (in this case "none") should have prevailed and been exercised. Anybody who didn't like her looks, should not have kept looking!






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06-16-2014 11:53 AM
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I bet there is more to this than meets the eye. Something smells fishy.






06-16-2014 01:06 PM
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Someone told me about this story this morning. KFC addressed it, I'm thinking if there were more to it they would have said so at the time, although they did say they were investigating so maybe something more will come out. I read that her appearance was making the other patrons uncomfortable.






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06-16-2014 01:36 PM
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The other patrons should have left then. $30k isn't nearly enough for being so cruel.






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06-16-2014 01:45 PM
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I'd prefer it if the money could come from the person who said it rather than the owner.






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06-16-2014 01:52 PM
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(06-16-2014 01:52 PM)Duchess Wrote:  

I'd prefer it if the money could come from the person who said it rather than the owner.

Agreed.






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06-16-2014 01:53 PM
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(06-16-2014 01:45 PM)ramseycat Wrote:  The other patrons should have left then. $30k isn't nearly enough for being so cruel.
I can't imagine they walked up to a three year old girl and asked her to leave. The parents probably were, and the parents don't need 30 grand or more for being offended. Let's not forget, these parents are ultimately responsible that their child got mauled by 3 pit bulls. KFC didn't scar the girl, and it's exceedingly unlikely that she'd even remember it. The parents and child will, however, have to deal with similar situations in the future.

The other customers and the employees were jerks for not being more understanding... but to an extent I understand their position just as well.





06-16-2014 11:31 PM
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(06-16-2014 11:31 PM)Cutz Wrote:  Let's not forget, these parents are ultimately responsible that their child got mauled by 3 pit bulls.

How are the parents responsible for the actions of 3 dogs? They didn't throw the child into a pit bull pen. According to the original attack story, the dogs broke through a door at the child's grandfathers house. The grandfather and his girlfriend were charged with child endangerment.

http://www.wapt.com/news/girl-4-attacked...d=19157229





06-17-2014 07:37 AM
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Depends on what sort of door it was, Screen Door? Wood Door?
The question becomes: Did the grandparents take adequate precautions to ensure the safety of the child from any reasonable interpretation of danger?
Apparently not, 3 dogs were able to get through the door and drag the child into the yard.
Dogs are pack animals deep in their DNA, in a pack (more than one dog) there will be pack behavior. Doesn't matter in the slightest if they ate poodles or pit bulls. The dogs will hunt, defend their territory, fight and kill as a pack.
This poor little kid was probably just talking to the dogs through the screen door and the other dogs attacked in order to establish their rank above her. They don't give a damn if she was not a dog, she is there so she had some relevance to the pack.

The grand parents should have known this as should all dog owners





06-17-2014 08:25 AM
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(06-17-2014 08:25 AM)SIXFOOTERsez Wrote:  The grand parents should have known this as should all dog owners

which is probably why the grandfather and his girlfriend were charged with child endangerment.

My post, however, was questioning Cutz statement that the parents are ultimately responsible.

When the dog we adopted from the shelter bit my grandson a couple of months ago, I didn't blame his parents for letting him come visit us, I blamed myself for not knowing what kind of temperament the dog had before allowing my grandson near him.





06-17-2014 09:05 AM
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