If you have been paying attention to social media of late, you have no doubt heard about Devorise Dixon and his KFC rat. If you are slightly braver, then you have seen the pictures, which can be found here. And if you don’t have short term memory loss, then you are skeptical.
Recently, Mr. Dixon took to social media, posting the image of the rat and claiming, “I went to KFC bought a 3-piece chicken tender! As I bit into a piece of it I noticed that it was very hard/tough and rubbery! Which sent this deep chill throughout my body. I looked down at it and saw that it was a cooked rat!!! Made me feel sick! Never new chicken was shaped like rat’s and had tails! Bought this from KFC on Wilmington and 120th in the shopping center! WATCH WHAT YOU EAT PEOPLE ARE SICK OUT THERE!” [His typos, not ours.]
As all viral horror stories go, the story exploded. According to Mr. Dixon, he received a fried rat in his chicken fingers order from a KFC in Watts, California. Additionally, Mr. Dixon has claimed that KFC apologized to him and that the manager admitted he was served a rat. Mr. Dixon believes “IT’S TIME FOR A LAWYER!!!” He also encourages people to “BESAFE DON’T EAT FAST FOOD !!!” KFC took to Facebook and stated that it was investigating the matter and at this time had no evidence to support Mr. Dixon’s claim. Additionally, KFC claims it is aggressively trying to reach Mr. Dixon.
Immediately, skeptics took to debunking Mr. Dixon’s claim, including this image, the poster of whic believes that the whole thing is bogus. Regardless of whether or not his claims are bogus, Mr. Dixon has catapulted into Internet fame. We will always remember Anna Ayala, who you will remember more famously for alleging that she found a severed finger in her Wendy’s chili. While we wait for this story to develop, check out this list of the 10 fast food lawsuits.