Father of 8-year-old filmed working at Popeyes has been fired

A child in Colony, Texas, was caught working in the back of a Popeyes restaurant on Nov. 15, footage of which went viral online as the boy looked to be around 8 years old and no taller than four feet.

According toInside Edition, a customer spotted the boy wearing an apron and preparing Popeyes' infamous chicken sandwich as the rest of the staff looked visibly overworked and busy. 

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"I noticed off to the side there was a young boy who was working with the flour — I'm assuming the flour they cook the chicken in — and it looked like he was working hard," said the witness.

Now the boy's father, an employee at that Popeyes, has been fired. Popeyes told Inside Edition, "The restaurant owner has terminated the employee who brought their child, a minor, into the kitchen." Popeyes also said they will continue cooperating with any investigation looking into the matter.  

It's against federal and state child labor laws to have a minor working. 

This is the latest in a string of crazyincidents surrounding the Popeyes chicken sandwich, after it returned to the menu earlier this month. 

Watch the shocking footage above. 

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