UPDATED PHOTO COLLECTION: Three KFC employees in hot water for dip in restaurant’s sink
One of the girls bathing in the sink at the Anderson Kentucky Fried Chicken posted the photos on the Internet and after management learned of them, all three were suspended today, said Cheri, assistant manager at the restaurant. She declined to give her last name.
“The girls are being reprimanded for it,” Cheri said.
She said she learned of the photos, which had been posted publicly on the girl’s MySpace.com social Web site, during the dinner rush today.
Cheri did not give the names of the girls.
The photos, which appeared to have been posted late last month, showed the girls bathing in the deep commercial sink and posing in their underwear and swimwear.
“I was in shock when I saw it,” Cheri said.
She said no manager was on duty when the photos were likely taken, when the three girls closed the restaurant themselves. In her more than a year at the store, Cheri said she hadn’t had any incidents similar to this.
The photos had been filed under a gallery called “KFC moments.” Captions for the photos included “haha KFC showers!” and “haha we turned on the jets.”
On her MySpace page, the girl lists herself as a 17-year-old worker at the Anderson KFC.
“I’m a KFC worker, they are my best friends and my family,” she said on her site.
Although the pictures were available to the public earlier today, all of the photos on the girl’s site were restricted to private viewers tonight.
The three are not the first to cleanse themselves in a fast-food sink and get in trouble because of the Internet.
In August a 25-year-old Burger King worker in Xenia, Ohio, was fired after a four-minute video of him taking a birthday bath in the restaurant’s sink appeared on MySpace.com and YouTube.com.
The spiky-haired Timothy Tackett became a minor celebrity earning national news attention for the video, in which he appeared to be naked in the sink.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.