Everyone knows fast food is unhealthy, but this is beyond the expected.
A Facebook user named Devorise Dixon uploaded a picture of some very strange looking food from Kentucky Fried Chicken with the caption “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,” going on to claim that it was a rat.
The picture certainly looks rat-shaped and people began sharing his post all over social media. Folks flooded his wall with support and promises never to eat at KFC again. Shortly after, he posted a second picture with a caption that said he had gone back to the KFC, spoken with the manager and that even though she apologized, he wanted to speak to a lawyer.
Does this story seem familiar? It should to anyone over the age of 20. KFC fried rat stories have been around for ages and are something of an urban legend. Fried rat stories have been passed around since the 70’s and in 2000 a similar story hit the news about a woman who claimed found a deep fried chicken head in her food from McDonalds. Whether it was a real chicken head was inconclusive.
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So is it true that Dixon really found a fried rat in his KFC meal? It could be. It’s not impossible to think that something like this might happen, but there have been similar dubious claims made since pretty much the start of mass franchised fast food chains.
One Redditor that goes by Smilingturtle analyzed the images and pointed out that where the “rat head” would be, you can clearly see white chicken meat, pointing to it just being a strangely shaped piece of chicken.
KFC released a statement saying they had tried to contact the costumer, but were unable to and due to the fact that he would not let them analyze the food, there was no evidence to support the claim.
Even if it’s not a rat, it’s probably best If everyone cuts down on the fried foods.
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Banner Photo Credit: Facebook/Devorise Dixon