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Some Guy Says This Is the Deep-fried Rat He Got From KFC

It's pretty gross, either way.
It's pretty gross, either way.

This photo is the proof offered up by Devorise Dixon to show that an L.A. KFC made an unauthorized substitution in his three-piece chicken-tender meal. Dixon claims he took the photo (among a few others and a video) after removing the suspicious tender from the box. In the meantime, he’s picked up hundreds of Facebook shout-outs and been featured on CNN.

Dixon offered these firsthand observations in a Facebook post:

I went to KFC yesterday and bought a 3 piece 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 in a shape of a rat with a tail. It sent deep chills throughout my whole body! I’ve been feeling weird ever since.

He claims he’s been back to the store, where he even got someone to own up to it. But KFC is so dubious of the whole thing that it’s not even offering the standard perfunctory apology:

KFC has made various attempts to contact this customer, but he is refusing to talk to us directly or through an attorney. Our chicken tenders often vary in size and shape, and we currently have no evidence to support this allegation. We have extended the opportunity to have an independent lab evaluate the product at our own expense, but the customer refuses to provide the product in question.

Users on Reddit and Imgur are going all moon-landing hoax on the photo, noting the lack of a skull or feet, and making side-by-side comparisons with images of bona-fide fried rat.

[NYDN]

Some Guy Says This Is the Deep-fried Rat He Got From KFC