Adults of the world have got to learn that if they can’t look at a small child and smile at its adorable innocence, they should just butt the hell out completely. A small child’s appearance is in no way the business of strange adults, whether one is talking about Blue Ivy‘s hair sparking an Internet petition from concerned busybodies or the much worse case of a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly asked to leave a restaurant this week because scars on her face were bothering other customers.
According to Buzzfeed, 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher was mauled by three pit bulls just a few months ago. The attack left her seriously injured, with a broken upper and lower jaw, nose, cheekbone, and eye socket. She lost one eye in the attack, and one side of her face is paralyzed. Since the attack she has gone through multiple surgeries, and there are more in her future. Her story is awful and one would expect people around her to react with sympathy, but Wilcher’s grandmother recently said on the VIctoria’s Victories Facebook page that they were recently asked to leave a local KFC because Victoria’s scars were too disturbing to other diners.
“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],” said Wilcher’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins. “They said, ‘We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers.’ [Victoria] understood exactly what they said.”
This poor girl has definitely been through enough. She should not be worrying about her appearance or hearing adults say that they are afraid of her. It should be inconceivable that any person would look at a little girl who had obviously sustained serious injuries and think it was OK to complain that her looks were disrupting their enjoyment of fried chicken.
KFC at least seems to agree that the story is appalling and unacceptable. Company spokesperson Rick Maynard issued a statement saying that the company was investigating the alleged incident to uncover what happened and who was responsible.
“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 have been in touch with the family and are committed to doing something appropriate for this beautiful little girl and her family.”
(Photo: Facebook/Victoria’s Victories)