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The KFC Story About The Pitbull Victim May Be An Original Recipe For A Giant Hoax

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victoria whilcher crownRemember all that nice stuff I said about the internet the first time I wrote about this incident? About how I got warm fuzzies and realized that people maybe were much more bright and sunshine-y than I had originally thought?

Well, I take it back. People are bastard-coated bastards with a hard, bastard outer layer and disgusting bastard-flavored filling. The entire thing is a hoax. Allegedly.

You probably remember that in the aftermath of this whole thing, KFC donated $30,000 to Victoria’s medical bills, which they promised to pay even if the entire thing turned out to be fake, sympathetic suckers all around the world donated to Victoria’s GofundMe page, which brought in about $136,000, they got a big ol’ KFC picnic from another KFC franchisee, and a number of doctors volunteered to treat Victoria for free, including a plastic surgeon who said he would work on reconstructing her face.

Of course, it’s important to remember that the investigation is still ongoing, but here’s what KFC has to say about the entire thing so far:

“We continue to take this report seriously, and of course have great sympathy for Victoria and her family. Since we have so far not been able to verify the incident in our internal investigation, we have also hired a third-party consultant to conduct an independent investigation to help us resolve this matter…We have always prided ourselves on respect for all people and we will continue to emphasize this to all our employees. In addition, regardless of the outcome of the current investigation, KFC Corporation has committed $30,000 to assist with Victoria’s medical bills. Along with the KFC Corporation, we are determined to get to the truth and address the situation appropriately.”

Ruh-roh. Third party time. Apparently the first clue something was amiss was the fact that the incident was supposed to have taken place on State Street in Jackson, Mississippi, which doesn’t make any sense given that the location has been closed down for a number of years. The store was instead on Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

According to a source for the Laurel Leader-Call;

“…surveillance videos show that at no time on the 15th were any children in the store who match the description of Victoria Wilcher or Mullins. The tapes were viewed in both the Meadowbrook and Woodrow Wilson KFC locations in Jackson, the source said. In hours of tape, the source said one small boy with his parents is seen, but they order food and leave the store.”

Then, because of course there’s more–why wouldn’t there be?–there’s this:

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