3-Year-Old Pit Bull Attack Survivor Forced To Leave KFC Because Her Scars Were ‘Disruptive’ And People Are Awful
Victoria, 3-year-old girl who is still recovering from a pit bull attack, was allegedly forced to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars were “disrupting theirÂ customers.” As if the poor kid hasn’t been through enough, apparently people are heartless assholes to her too. According Kelly Mullins, to the child’s grandmother, the pair went to the KFC after a doctor’s appointment, Mullins hoping that Victoria (whose recovery journey you can read about on her Facebook page, Victoria’s Victories) could swallow the potatoes with her feeding tube still in. What happened next is just heartbreaking and it makes me wish I actually ate the garbage at KFC so I could boycott:
“I took her to the doctor and I went to KFC. 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). They just told us, they said, ‘We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers.’ (Victoria) understood exactly what they said.”
Understandably upset, Mullins took Victoria and left, and Victoria cried all the way home:
“No matter what’s wrong with a person, if a person’s different, if a person’s scarred, or is a different color or anything, people shouldn’t be discriminated against. Her being 3 years old and already being discriminated against, it makes me mad, because I know for the rest of her life it’s going to be like that.”
I just have to say, I’m sure there will be the obligatory remarks defending KFC, blah blah blah. Because I think people genuinely don’t want to think the world is this awful sometimes. But it is this kind of thing is more common than you think. A close family member of mine was mauled by a dog as a baby (yes it was a pit bull, not she did nothing to provoke it, she was 4-months-old and in a crib at the time) and she dealt with this kind of shit all the time growing up. Just like Victoria, she had to get multiple surgeries to have even the potential for a normal life, and people are fucking animals sometimes and can’t keep their bullshit thoughts to themselves.