That “disfigured girl thrown out of KFC” story…

by Walter Olson on June 23, 2014

…may not be all that it seemed, reports a Mississippi newspaper. It’s almost enough to make you rethink the cathartic value of mass Internet shaming. What if the process could be misused by people with agendas?

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1 jdgalt 06.23.14 at 10:29 pm

The lesson I draw is to always wait at least a day or two before reacting to one of these stories, whether by donating or just forwarding. Many of them are frauds, and once you react, you probably can’t take it back.

2 Mannie 06.24.14 at 8:26 am

My responses to that always referenced a probably ex-KFC Manager with bus tracks on his arse. Big corporations don’t make those kinds of decisions, small managers do. Not that my comments did any good for “Big Bad KFC.”

My wife was making phone calls, soliciting support for a charity. The local KFC told her that business was way down, and they weren’t able to contribute as they had in past years. So the fallout is apparently wider than the article suggests.

3 StephenM 06.24.14 at 7:57 pm

“What if the process could be misused by people with agendas?”

The Obama administration.

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