KFC Deep Fried Rat? It’s A Hoax, Says KFC After ‘Rat’ Image Goes Viral

A California man’s picture of what he says is deep-fried rat has gone viral. Devorise Dixon went to a Compton, California, KFC on June 11 and ordered a three-piece chicken tender set.

After checking his meal, he says he noticed that one of the pieces was rather hard and rubbery — and it also appeared to have a tail.

KFC Claims This “Fried Rat” Going Viral Is Just A Weird-Looking Piece Of Chicken

The following photos were uploaded on Facebook by Devorise Dixon on June 12 with the following caption:

DON’T EAT FAST FOOD!!! 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 WHICH MADE ME LOOK AT IT. AS I LOOKED DOWN AT IT I NOTICED THAT IT WAS 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. I BOUGHT THIS IN COMPTON, CA ON WILMINGTON AND 120TH. I’VE NEVER SEEN CHICKEN LIKE THIS BEFORE ITS SICK!!!

On Wednesday, a KFC spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the entire thing is a hoax.

KFC Claims This “Fried Rat” Going Viral Is Just A Weird-Looking Piece Of Chicken

They said in a statement:

“A customer has made a serious claim against KFC and refuses to cooperate in the investigation.
The images the customer originally posted do not include this second angle [see above right] because it clearly shows it’s a piece of hand-breaded white meat chicken. Based on this, and the fact that he refuses to allow anyone to see the product, we are left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax and we are considering all options.”