Victimization Nation

Anyone else hear that story about the little girl at KFC who was asked to leave because her scars scared customers?

As if on cue, as soon as the story broke, donations poured in from the gullible, to the tune of $135,000, thanks to a Facebook and Go Fund Me page, in addition to gifts and offers of free surgeries. KFC, facing a public relations nightmare, pledged to donate $30,000 to Victoria.

Surprise, surprise: It seems to be a hoax.

Well, at least people felt good about themselves for believing they were doing something altruistic.1

  1. Although, if you then post that you did something out of the good of your heart on Facebook I don’t know if that counts for altruism. 

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