A Pizza Hut employee from a branch in Stafford, Virginia, was fired after writing a crude joke on the inside of a pizza box. A family was the recipient of the former worker's "inappropriate joke" that highlighted the similarities and differences between a gynecologist and a pizza delivery driver. 

A Virginia woman's two sons, aged 12 and 15, placed an order online to their a local Pizza Hut and requested to have a joke written on the inside of the box. The boy's mother reported the joke, which she deemed to be "inappropriate," to the Stafford branch upon coming across it.

The joke starts, "What do a pizza delivery driver and a gynecologist have in common?" The punchline is too foul to repeat, however. 

"It's an inappropriate joke," the woman said to WKRN. "There's a time and place for everything. My pizza box is not one of them. It's a lesson learned."

The mother claimed that she didn't want to be identified because she alleged to have become a victim of cyberbullying after the incident made headlines, WTVD-TV reported. She did, however, express her desire for the employee to not lose her job over the incident. 

"I was really shocked and floored that Pizza Hut would send that type of joke out. The employee even called and I told her that I hope she doesn't lose her job over this," the woman told WJLA

The employee, however, was promptly fired from her position. Her termination resulted in a wave of criticism against the mother and the Virginia Pizza Hut branch, however. Many individuals took to the Stafford location's Facebook page to seemingly express their disagreement with the Pizza Hut worker's ultimate termination over the crude joke.

"I am so mad you would fire that girl, because of one lady mad that she let her kids order the pizza and asked for that joke," one person wrote on the Stafford branch's Facebook. "I ordered Papa Johns tonight instead of from your store!! #JusticeForPizzaGirl."

"She did not deserve to get fired for a joke that was asked for by underaged kids who had no business ordering with their parents' card," a second person wrote.

"Shame on you for firing someone the week before Christmas for giving the customer what she asked for," a third Facebook user wrote. 

A representative for Pizza Hut did not immediately return International Business Times' request for comment.