KFC fires East TN employee after phot...

KFC fires East TN employee after photo goes viral

There are 15 comments on the The Tennessean story from Feb 19, 2013, titled KFC fires East TN employee after photo goes viral. In it, The Tennessean reports that:

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- A photo of a KFC employee appearing to lick a plate of mashed potatoes got her fired and got quick corporate response to a Johnson City restaurant.

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funny

Muskegon, MI

#1 Feb 19, 2013
Congrats Johnson City and KFC! This story and pic made the news here in Washington D.C. for LOTS of politicians to enjoy!
SadButTrue

Johnson City, TN

#2 Feb 19, 2013
You're welcome, stupidity of this magnitude (which is abundant in this area) definitely should be shared.
Cheese Puff Daddy

Southbury, CT

#3 Feb 19, 2013
This is the biggest thing to hit that town since old man Johnson got caught pissing in the Mt Dew at beastality orgy
BoCephus

Johnson City, TN

#4 Feb 19, 2013
I actually saw the picture on fb. That girl needed to be fired. They do not know how lucky they are that the health department didnt get a hold of it. That could shut the business down. It was disgusting. It was pretty funny though that she was dumb enough to pose for a picture while doing it. Should be on one of those "World's Dumbest" shows.
Cheese Puff Daddy

Southbury, CT

#5 Feb 20, 2013
BoCephus wrote:
I actually saw the picture on fb. That girl needed to be fired. They do not know how lucky they are that the health department didnt get a hold of it. That could shut the business down. It was disgusting. It was pretty funny though that she was dumb enough to pose for a picture while doing it. Should be on one of those "World's Dumbest" shows.
I'm wondering how the corporate reps can justify saying it happened after hours and the store was closed. What evidence in that pic would lead anyone to believe that?
durrr

Abingdon, VA

#6 Feb 20, 2013
Cheese Puff Daddy wrote:
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I'm wondering how the corporate reps can justify saying it happened after hours and the store was closed. What evidence in that pic would lead anyone to believe that?
I would imagine they're just trying to avoid an eventual lawsuit. It's only a matter of time before some idiot sees this as an opportunity to get some money out of KFC by saying this girl served them bad food.
jimmy

Arden, NC

#7 Feb 20, 2013
What was her name?
Hugh Jass

Erwin, TN

#8 Feb 20, 2013
I'm sure this is really gonna kill their business. No way in Hell would I eat there now.
Her name is

Bristol, TN

#9 Feb 21, 2013
Her name is Olivia Thomas. For all who need to know.
Its gonna be alright

Johnson City, TN

#10 Feb 23, 2013
Noone needs to know her name. Her life is ruined. I think her pic posted everywhere was enough. I guess the only things people care about is what they can see. I'm sure that people have done a lot worse and we simply don't have a Facebook picture to show it.... So lets eat up!!!! Lol She did wrong, but I'm sure karma will go around to the other people who started all of this.
Olivia if you see this, we worked together before, and I know you wouldn't do anything like this and serve people....
Cheese Puff Daddy

Southbury, CT

#11 Feb 23, 2013
Its gonna be alright wrote:
Noone needs to know her name. Her life is ruined. I think her pic posted everywhere was enough. I guess the only things people care about is what they can see. I'm sure that people have done a lot worse and we simply don't have a Facebook picture to show it.... So lets eat up!!!! Lol She did wrong, but I'm sure karma will go around to the other people who started all of this.
Olivia if you see this, we worked together before, and I know you wouldn't do anything like this and serve people....
Honestly, after all the bad attention, it's probably the safest resturaunt in town to eat at right now. They're probably walking on eggshells

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#12 Feb 24, 2013
Its gonna be alright wrote:
Noone needs to know her name. Her life is ruined. I think her pic posted everywhere was enough. I guess the only things people care about is what they can see. I'm sure that people have done a lot worse and we simply don't have a Facebook picture to show it.... So lets eat up!!!! Lol She did wrong, but I'm sure karma will go around to the other people who started all of this.
Olivia if you see this, we worked together before, and I know you wouldn't do anything like this and serve people....
You open your comment by saying no one needs to know her name and then you close your comment by using her name. Funny!

Mayhem

Jonesborough, TN

#13 Feb 24, 2013
This is the dumbest thing ever. Happens in every restaurant. Don't mess with people who make your food.....
Its gonna be alright

Johnson City, TN

#14 Feb 24, 2013
razamanaz wrote:
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You open your comment by saying no one needs to know her name and then you close your comment by using her name. Funny!
Yeah.... Because someone already put her name... Just sayin':)
Kingsport

Crossville, TN

#15 Aug 27, 2014
And to think, her mom owns a tea room and teaches manners.

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