Facebook went into full "wtfffffffffffff" mode yesterday after a man posted a picture of what he claims was a fried rat he had been served in KFC.
In a widely-shared Facebook posted, Devorise Dixon shouted:
"DON’T EAT FAST FOOD!!! I WENT TO KFC YESTERDAY AND BOUGHT A 3PIECE CHICKEN TENDER. AS I BIT INTO IT I NOTICED THAT IT WAS VERY HARD AND RUBBERY WHICH MADE ME LOOK AT IT. AS I LOOKED DOWN AT IT I NOTICED THAT IT WAS WAS IN A SHAPE OF A RAT WITH A TAIL. IT SENT DEEP CHILLS THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE BODY! I’VE BEEN FEELING WEIRD EVER SINCE. I BOUGHT THIS IN COMPTON, CA ON WILMINGTON AND 120TH. I’VE NEVER SEEN CHICKEN LIKE THIS BEFORE ITS SICK!!!"
He paused, then continued:
"WENT BACK TO KFC YESTERDAY AND SPOKE TO THE MANAGER SHE SAID IT IS A RAT AND APOLOGIZED, IT’S TIME FOR A LAWYER!!! BESAFE DON’T EAT FAST FOOD !!!"
As news of the supposed Kentucky Fried rat was reported and spread, the incident took a dramatic turn with Dixon sealing it in a bag and freezing it as evidence.
KFC has denied it is in the business of plunging rats into boiling hot oil however, and claims the whole thing is a 'hoax'.
It doesn't seem to be a case of Dixon having mocked up a fried rat however - the serving in the photograph appears to be genuine KFC. KFC just looks like dead rat sometimes.
The food chain issued photos that "clearly show it's a piece of hand-breaded white meat chicken", which should make customers feel better about the rat content in their food, if not its appearance and general vibe.
"He took the pictures of both angles, but choosing not to talk about the one that shows it is chicken, nor bringing the product for independent analysis," spokesperson Rodrigo Coronel told BuzzFeed.
"Based on this, and the fact that he refuses to allow anyone to see the product, we are left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax."Reuse content