Child scarred in dog attack allegedly asked to leave KFC

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JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi woman says her 3-year-old granddaughter was asked to leave a KFC restaurant in Jackson because of her facial scars.

Victoria Wilcher lost her right eye and suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs and several puncture wounds when she was attacked by three pit bulls in April.

She had just been released from the hospital after a month of recovery. Restricted to only soft foods, Wilcher’s grandmother says she went to KFC to get her mashed potatoes and gravy.

She said they went to the restaurant, ordered their food and sat down. The grandmother said she started feeding Wilcher when a worker came over.

“She said that we’d have to leave, we were disturbing her other customers, Victoria’s face was disturbing other customers,” the grandmother said.

On hearing the news, Victoria Wilcher’s family took to Facebook with a post of her face and a message reading “does this face look scary to you?” The message went on to say they will never set foot in another KFC.

The KFC corporate offices reached out to the family and released a statement saying it has zero tolerance for any kind of hurtful or disrespectful actions toward guests.

The company said they are committed to doing something appropriate for this “beautiful little girl and her family.”


CNN contributed to this report



  • sinner 3

    I see the image of this poor child and even the hard heart sinner feels anger that ANYONE ! would say anything to hurt this child any further !!

  • Aubrey

    We don’t know the ENTIRE story. There are always 2 sides. I think it is wrong and that person should be dealt with but not classify ALL KFC’s the same. This person is just ignorant.

  • blkbeauty

    It’s not an issue of race the colonial isn’t black. This is ignorance and a lack of compassion for one another that some lack its taught at home first but if not you end up with this which is disturbing the child has suffered enough unfortunately in this day and age she will not stop being treated like this but glad to know she has some strong grandparent to strengthen her as she grows up. And you are a very beautiful little girl remember that

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