JACKSON, MS (Clarion-Ledger) -- A Facebook post on Victoria's Victories says that at a Jackson KFC, a young child was asked to leave because her face scared the other diners.
Victoria's Victories page follows the medical updates for 3-year-old pit bull attack victim Victoria Wilcher.
The girl's photo shows Victoria bearing the facial scars of an April pit bull attack, and an eyepatch with a cartoon girl's face.
KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said by email, "KFC launched an investigation as soon as we were made aware of this report. We take this very seriously, as we have zero tolerance for any kind of hurtful or disrespectful actions toward our guests. Our investigation is ongoing, but we will make things right for this beautiful little girl and her family, and will work with the franchisee to take appropriate action at the restaurant."
And KFC @kfc tweeted this reply to a Clarion-Ledger staffer, "We are working hard to make this right for the family. We do not tolerate the behavior that happened in our restaurant."
On the Facebook thread earlier KFC posted, "KFC Please accept our sincere apologies while we try to investigate this incident," asked for more details and said the company has zero tolerance for any kind of disrespectful behavior by team members. "Once we have further details, we will immediately investigate this and take action, and we wish nothing but the best for Victoria in her recovery."
A Facebook status report say Victoria suffered a broken upper and lower jaw, broken nose, cheek bones and right eye socket and lost her right eye from the attack. Her bottom jaw has been reconstructed and additional surgeries await. The family is struggling financially; the Facebook report asks for prayers and support.
In the attack in Simpson County, the child had been dragged from her grandfather's mobile home by three pit bulls and had bite marks all over her body. The dogs were put down immediately.
The thread has been shared by about 900 readers, prompting many to respond with support of the girl or outrage at the restaurant. The thread said the incident happened at a KFC on State Street, but there isn't currently a Jackson KFC with that address. One on Meadowbrook is close to State Street.
"Beautiful little girl. She is welcome to dine at my table anytime," Leslie Reeves posted on the thread.
Janet Way Walker posted, "This is beyond cruel."
In the lastest posting Victoria's Victories says KFC has reached out for more information thanks to the overwhelming support for Victoria.