By now you might have heard the story of Victoria Wilcher. Last month, the three-year-old girls’ story set the Internet ablaze when her parents claimed that the staff of a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi, had kicked them out because the scars on Victoria’s face frightened the customers. Faced with a potential PR disaster, KFC offered the family $30,000 to help with Victoria’s medical expenses. People on the Internet raised another $100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe.
And then, the whole story turned out to be phony.