KFC is investigating why a little girl was reportedly asked to leave one of its restaurants because of scars on her face. Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher is recovering from a pit bull attack that happened last April.

Her grandmother recently took her to a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi, but their meal was cut short when an employee asked the family to leave.

Wilcher’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins said, “I sat down at the table with her and started feeding her, and the lady came over and she said that we would have to leave, we were disturbing her other customers – Victoria’s face was disturbing other customers.”

The family posted their outrage on the Facebook page, “Victoria’s Victories,” that has been following her recovery. People rallied in support of the little girl, and KFC has since issued an apology.

More details from The Associated Press:

Victoria wept all the way home and now is embarrassed by her appearance — something that wasn't the case before, Mullins said.

"She won't even look in the mirror anymore," Mullins said. "When we go to a store, she doesn't even want to get out" of the car.

Victoria was attacked by pit bulls at her grandfather's home. The dogs broke her nose, both jaws, cheekbones and right eye socket; the right side of her face is paralyzed and she lost that eye, according to her Facebook site. Her bottom jaw was reconstructed but she needs a feeding tube and must grow more bone in her face before more surgery is possible, it states.

The page's administrator wrote Sunday that "Victoria's Victories" had gone from 250 people praying for Victoria to thousands.

The fast food chain said in a statement on its Facebook page: "As soon as we were notified of this report on Friday, we immediately began an investigation, as 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.”

A spokesman for KFC said the company will donate $30,000 to go toward Victoria’s medical bills.


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