List of scandals with "-gate" suffix
This is a list of scandals or controversies whose names include a "-gate" suffix, by analogy with the Watergate scandal, as well as other incidents to which the suffix has (often facetiously) been applied, this list also includes controversies that are widely referred to with a "-gate" suffix, but may be referred to by another more common name (such as the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal). Use of the "-gate" suffix has spread beyond U.S. English to many other countries and languages.
Etymology, usage, and history of -gate
The suffix -gate derives from the Watergate scandal of the United States in the early 1970s, which resulted in the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon. The scandal was named after the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.; the complex itself was named after the "Water Gate" area where symphony orchestra concerts were staged on the Potomac River between 1935 and 1965.
The suffix is used to embellish a noun or name to suggest the existence of a far-reaching scandal, particularly in politics and government, as a CBC News column noted in 2001, the term may "suggest unethical behaviour and a cover-up".
Such usages have been criticised by commentators as clichéd and misleading; James Stanyer comments that "revelations are given the 'gate' suffix to add a thin veil of credibility, following 'Watergate', but most bear no resemblance to the painstaking investigation of that particular piece of presidential corruption". Stanyer links the widespread use of -gate to what the sociologist John Thompson calls "scandal syndrome":
[A] self-reproducing and self-reinforcing process, driven on by competitive and combative struggles in the media and political fields and giving rise to more and more scandals which increasingly become the focus of mediated forms of public debate, marginalizing or displacing other issues and producing on occasion a climate of political crisis which can debilitate or even paralyse a government.
The adoption of -gate to suggest the existence of a scandal was promoted by William Safire, the conservative New York Times columnist and former Nixon administration speechwriter. As early as September 1974 he wrote of "Vietgate", a proposed pardon of the Watergate criminals and Vietnam War draft dodgers. Subsequently, he coined numerous -gate terms, including Billygate, Briefingate, Contragate, Deavergate, Debategate, Doublebillingsgate (of which he later said "My best [-gate coinage] was the encapsulation of a minor ... scandal as doublebillingsgate"), Frankiegate, Franklingate, Genschergate, Housegate, Iraqgate, Koreagate, Lancegate, Maggiegate, Nannygate, Raidergate, Scalpgate, Travelgate, Troopergate and Whitewatergate. The New York magazine suggested that his aim in doing so was "rehabilitating Nixon by relentlessly tarring his successors with the same rhetorical brush – diminished guilt by association". Safire himself later said to author Eric Alterman that he "may have been seeking to minimize the relative importance of the crimes committed by his former boss with this silliness".
The usage has spread into languages other than English; examples of -gate being used to refer to local political scandals have been reported from Argentina, Germany, South Korea, Hungary, Greece and the former Yugoslavia.
The use of a suffix in this way is not new. -mandering has long been used as a suffix by a politician's name in analogy with gerrymandering ("Henry-mandering" was used in 1852). In recent years, the -gate suffix as a catch-all signifier for scandal has seen some competition from -ghazi, as in "Ballghazi" instead of "Deflategate", or "Bridgeghazi" instead of "Bridgegate". The use of -ghazi is a play on the investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack, which despite numerous official investigations into the possibility of government cover-ups, has resulted in no criminal charges or major repercussions for the individuals supposedly involved. -ghazi may be seen as carrying an ironic or self-effacing connotation in its usage, implying that the event described has the appearance and media coverage of a scandal, but does not actually amount to much in a grander sense.
Arts and entertainment
|Celebgate (also known as "The Fappening")||2014||A collection of almost 500 private pictures of various celebrities (notably Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, and Jessica Brown Findlay), many containing nudity, were leaked via iCloud and posted on the imageboard 4chan, and later disseminated by other users on websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit.||United States|
|Closetgate||2006||The controversy that erupted following the broadcast of the South Park episode "Trapped in the Closet", a satirical parody of the Church of Scientology and some of its famous adherents, such as Tom Cruise.||United States|||
|Donutgate (also known as "Doughnutgate")||2015||Singer Ariana Grande was observed on video in Lake Elsinore, California, licking unpurchased doughnuts and stating "I hate Americans. I hate America. That's disgusting." In the aftermath of both police and health department investigations, Grande cancelled her headlining performance at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game concert, citing recent oral surgery.||United States|||
|Envelopegate||2017||At the 89th Academy Awards, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner for Best Picture. Three minutes after the producers gave their acceptance speeches, producer Jordan Horowitz announced that Moonlight was the actual winner. Beatty explained that the envelope that was handed to him showed Emma Stone as the winner for Best Actress, which she already won earlier. PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken the blame for the fiasco and has apologized.||United States|
|Flakegate||2000||Photographs of the wedding reception of TV presenter Anthea Turner were used to promote Cadbury's then new Snowflake chocolate bar, bringing scorn from the tabloid press and causing Turner to claim this was not part of the £450,000 by OK! magazine paid her for exclusive access to her wedding.||United Kingdom|||
|Nipplegate (also known as "Boobgate")||2004||Justin Timberlake revealed Janet Jackson's breast during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII.||United States|||
|Penisgate||2015||While performing at a concert in Stockholm, singer Lenny Kravitz squatted and his pants split open revealing his penis to concertgoers.||Sweden|||
|Portraitgate||2009||Two oil paintings depicting Brian Cowen, Taoiseach of Ireland, in the nude, were briefly displayed in Dublin art galleries in March 2009 as an act of guerrilla art.||Ireland|||
|Sachsgate (also "Manuelgate")||2008||Comedian Russell Brand and TV presenter Jonathan Ross left a series of obscene voice messages on the answering machine of actor Andrew Sachs during an episode of the BBC Radio 2 show, The Russell Brand Show.||United Kingdom|||
Journalism and academics
|Choppergate||2011||On the bulletins telecast on August 20 and 21, 2011, Nine News Queensland conducted two crosses (one on each night) to a helicopter which claimed to be above a location "near Beerwah", where the remains of murdered schoolboy Daniel Morcombe had been found earlier that month. However, the crosses were revealed to be fake when, on the second night, rival station Channel Seven filmed footage of the Nine helicopter sitting on the helipad outside their studios at Mount Coot-tha at the time of the broadcast. Radar footage also revealed that, on the first night, the helicopter was actually hovering over Chapel Hill, 70 km away from Beerwah. Two journalists, Melissa Mallet and Cameron Price, as well as news producer Aaron Wakeley, were all sacked by the Nine Network following the scandal, while news director Lee Anderson resigned in protest over the sackings.||Australia|||
|Climategate||2010||Emails that were hacked remotely from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia were publicised by climate change denialists alleging a global warming conspiracy theory: the allegations against climate scientists were subject to eight investigations, which found there was no evidence of fraud or scientific misconduct, though there was a finding of a lack of openness.||United Kingdom|||
|Facebookgate||2008||In order to promote their university guides, book publisher College Prowler (now rebranded as Niche) created 125 fake "Class of 2013" Facebook groups. After their involvement was exposed, they removed their administrative access from the groups, admitting, "It was clearly over the line."||United States|||
|Hackgate (also "Rupertgate" or "Murdochgate")||2011||Allegations that the now defunct News of the World had hacked into the phones of celebrities, politicians, members of the British Royal Family, and victims of crime.||United Kingdom|||
|Mediagate (also known as "Anchorgate")||2012||The controversy over Pakistani top journalists in the mainstream media.||Pakistan|||
|Rathergate (also known as "Memogate")||2004||The scandal over a forged memo about George W. Bush's military record that ultimately led to the resignation of Dan Rather as anchor of CBS Evening News.||United States|||
|Reutersgate||2006||The controversy over Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj manipulating news photos with Photoshop.||Lebanon|||
|Angolagate (also known as Mitterrand-Pasqua affair)||2008||Arms sales to the Government of Angola by the Government of France between 1993 and 2000.|||
|Beachgate||2017||New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lounged in the sun with his family at a state-owned beach house amid a statewide government shutdown that closed such beaches to the public. The scene was captured in airplane photographs snapped by the state's largest newspaper, The Star-Ledger. Christie subsequently defended his actions.|||
|Betsygate||2004||Allegations that former United Kingdom Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith had put his wife Betsy on his payroll, without her actually doing any work.|||
|Bigotgate||2010||UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is accidentally recorded calling a party supporter a bigot.|||
|Billygate||1980||U.S. President Jimmy Carter's brother, Billy Carter, legally represented the Libyan government as a foreign agent.|||
|Bingogate||1999||A scandal that occurred during the administration of former Premier of British Columbia Michael Harcourt, involving the skimming of charity funds for use by the ruling NDP by MLA Dave Stupich (Premier Harcourt was not involved but did resign).|||
|Biscuitgate||2017||A scandal in Mauritius involving the alleged abuse of power by the speaker of parliament's daughter to sell biscuits to government departments at inflated prices.|||
|Blabbergate||2017||U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly revealed highly classified information to Russia's Foreign Minister and Ambassador, boasting, "I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day." Trump seemingly confirmed the scandal in a tweet.|||
|Bonusgate||2008||Pennsylvania scandal involving the alleged use of government funds to finance partisan political campaigns.|||
|Bridgegate||2013||Allegations New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration ordered lane closures from Fort Lee, New Jersey, to the George Washington Bridge because the Fort Lee mayor did not endorse his reelection.|||
|Brothelgate||2010||The series of events that led to the resignation of the Irish Minister of Defence Willie O'Dea.|||
|Cablegate||2010||In November 2010, WikiLeaks began to release American diplomatic cables from a trove of over 250,000.|||
|Cashgate||2014||The plundering of Malawian government funds by government officials that occurred in 2013.|||
|Camillagate||1992||Following the release of a tape of a telephone conversation between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall since 2005).|||
|Choi Soon-sil gate||2016||South Korean scandal involving Choi Soon-sil's influence over president Park Geun-hye.|||
|Choppergate (1)||2013||An Indian parliamentary investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption involving several senior officials and helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland surrounding the purchase of a new fleet of helicopters.|||
|Choppergate (2)||2014||An Australian political scandal involving Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop flying from Melbourne to a party fundraiser in Geelong in November 2014, at a cost of AUD$5227.|||
|Chinagate||1996||United States campaign finance controversy.|||
|Coingate||2005||The mishandling of Ohio government funds entrusted to Ohio Republican Party operatives, involving rare coin funds|||
|Coalgate||2014||The mishandling of coal field auctions by the Indian government under the UPA-1. The alleged loss was $37 billion.|||
|Corngate||2002||A political scandal in New Zealand in 2002, which involved the suspected release of genetically modified corn seed in 2000.|||
|Dasukigate||2015||The diversion of moneys intended for purchase of arms and armaments for the army in its counter-insurgency war with Boko Haram to things like paying for Dasuki's purchase of real estate property in Dubai and paying a friend's private hospital complex for "offering prayers" for the success of President Jonathan’s re-election bid|||
|Debategate||1980||A political scandal in the United States involving the suspicious acquisition of debate preparation documents.|||
|Donnygate||1990s||A political scandal involving expenses fraud by councillors in Doncaster, United Kingdom|||
|Duna-gate||1990||A political scandal in Hungary in 1990, with the communist regime's secret service illegally collecting information on opposition parties.|||
|Elbowgate||2016||Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accidentally elbowed a female MP in the chest in the House of Commons, causing the opposition to accuse him of assaulting her.|||
|Emailgate||2015||In violation of federal security and transparency guidelines, Hillary Clinton covertly used a private email account tied to a server that had been purchased under a pseudonym and installed in her New York basement while she was Secretary of State.|||
|Erdogate||2016||After the publication of a satirical comedy sketch by Jan Böhmermann and Neo Magazin Royale, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed several lawsuits against the comedian, which led the German parliament to decide to discard the antiquated law §103.|||
|Faceliftgate||2017||Controversy surrounding two Donald Trump tweets criticizing Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Together, the tweets read "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came... to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"|||
|Fallagate||2007||Political scandal in Guernsey over an attempt to avoid a political conflict of interest over a hospital extension plan.|||
|Fajitagate||2002||In November 2002, three off-duty San Francisco police officers allegedly assaulted two civilians over a bag of steak fajitas (which were mistaken as drugs), leading to the retirement of the chief of police and the firing of his successor.|||
|Fingergate||2015||A video emerged showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis "making an obscene hand gesture" to punctuate his English-language comments about the financial relationship of Greece and Germany during a lecture which he gave in Croatia in 2013. The video was later revealed to be doctored.|||
|Fangate||2014||In a 2014 Florida gubernatorial election debate Governor Rick Scott did not take the stage for seven minutes after learning that his Democratic opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, had a small electric fan underneath his lectern, which Scott's campaign and debate organizers stated was against the agreed rules. Scott was subsequently criticized for nearly derailing a debate over a trivial issue.|||
|Filegate||1998||The illegal possession and scrutiny of 300–900 FBI files by the Clinton Administration without the file subjects’ permission.|||
|Gaiagate||2014||Ruinous spending on Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal) city hall-owned companies and waste disposal concession contracts by former mayor Luís Filipe Menezes and his cronies.|||
|Garglegate||2010||A radio interview given by Taoiseach Brian Cowen in September 2010, in which many commentators said he appeared to be suffering from a hangover.|||
|Gategate or plebgate||2012||UK political row, when Andrew Mitchell MP allegedly called a policeman a "pleb", after he was asked to use another gate to leave Downing Street on his bicycle. Mitchell denied using the word pleb; however, he resigned amid the media furor over the alleged comments. Reports later emerged which called the legitimacy of the officers' claims into question and a PC was eventually jailed for his involvement in the incident, this "-gate" scandal is noteworthy for actually involving a gate. (Another scandal named Gategate involved footballer Ross McCormack claiming he was unable to attend training due to his electric gate at his home not functioning. It is believed his manager travelled to his house to measure the fence.)|||
|Gloriagate (also known as the Hello Garci scandal)||2005||An electoral scandal in the Philippines involving leaked telephone conversations between President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and a commissioner of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), with both allegedly conspiring to rig the results of the 2004 presidential election in Arroyo's favor.|||
|Grangegate||2014||A political scandal involving former New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell and a $3,000 bottle of Penfolds Grange.|||
|Gulargate||2013||A political corruption scandal in Azerbaijan involving Member of Parliament Gular Ahmadova.|||
|Guptagate||2013||A political scandal involving South African President Jacob Zuma and the illegal landing of a planeload of guests at the Gupta family's wedding at Waterkloof Air Force Base in South Africa.|||
|Hailgate||2016||Scandal following leaked footage of the Nazi salute used by attendees of a white nationalist conference organized by Richard B. Spencer.|||
|Hairgate||1993||Unsubstantiated allegations surrounding a haircut given to U.S. President Bill Clinton.|||
|Hawaiigate||2016||Outrage in Thailand over Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's 20.9-million baht chartered flight to an ASEAN-US defence meeting in Hawaii.|||
|Iraqgate||2003||A Finnish scandal involving the leaking of secret documents to Anneli Jäätteenmäki, which helped bring down Paavo Lipponen's government. Later, it also brought down Jäätteenmäki's government.|||
|Irangate or Contragate (also referred to as the Iran–Contra affair)||1980s||The Reagan Administration sold weapons to Iran and diverted the proceeds to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.|||
|Irisgate||2010||UK political scandal involving an affair by Iris Robinson MP MLA, wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson.|||
|Kazakhgate||2005||Scandal surrounding James Giffen, an American businessman and former advisor of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, who paid US$78 million in bribes to high-level Kazakhstani officials to secure the oil contracts for Western companies in the 1990s.|||
|Khangate||2017||Controversy surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau involving a Christmas vacation to an island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan IV.|
|Koreagate||1976||A U.S. scandal involving South Korean influence peddling in the U.S. Congress, this was the first scandal after Watergate to receive the -gate suffix.|||
|Leakgate||2015||An Indian scandal involving the theft and sale of government documents|||
|Lunaticgate||2016||During the 2016 Labour Party leadership election campaign, leadership challenger Owen Smith, in a speech to party members in Hammersmith on 23 August, said "What you won't get from me is some lunatic at the top of the Labour Party", commenting about incumbent Leader Jeremy Corbyn and sparking outrage from many. Though Smith later admitted that he needed to be "slightly less colourful" with his choice of language, he said that his comment was not referring to Corbyn.|||
|Mammygate||2008||Gloria Squitiro, wife of Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser, allegedly called one of her secretaries "mammy". The secretary, Ruth Bates, who is black, sued the city council for discrimination, the case was settled in 2009.|||
|Memogate (2)||2011||Controversy surrounding an alleged Pakistani memo seeking the help of the Obama administration in the wake of the Osama bin Laden raid to prevent a military takeover in Pakistan.|||
|Monicagate, Lewinskygate, Tailgate, or Sexgate ("Zippergate", "the Lewinsky scandal")||1990s||Named after Monica Lewinsky, who had an "inappropriate relationship" with the then-U.S. President Bill Clinton.|||
|Muldergate||1979||South African political scandal in which funds were clandestinely diverted by defence minister Connie Mulder for overseas propaganda in support of the apartheid regime. The scandal brought about the downfall of BJ Vorster.|||
|Namagate||2015||A Northern Irish political and financial scandal in which the First Minister of Northern Ireland allegedly stood to benefit from the sale of a portfolio of loans and properties by the National Asset Management Agency.|
|Nannygate (1)||1993||A political controversy in the United States wherein the nomination of Zoë Baird and near-nomination of Kimba Wood for U.S. Attorney General were withdrawn due to the hiring of illegal aliens as nannies or the failure to pay taxes for them.|||
|Nannygate (2)||2006||Swedish scandal over the non-payment of employment taxes of nannies and obligatory television fees by members of the Reinfeldt cabinet.|||
|NISgate||2013||South Korean National Intelligence Service manipulated public opinion to promote the ruling party and Park Geun-hye.|||
|Nkandlagate (1)||2009||South African political scandal brought to light in 2009 by Mail & Guardian regarding a multimillion-rand state-funded private home of South African President Jacob Zuma. The story became more sensitive after the release of the public protector Thuli Madonsela's report titled "Secure in comfort", the scandal drove the opposition to initiate impeachment proceedings against Zuma.|||
|Officegate||2001||First Minister of Scotland Henry McLeish resigned after it was revealed that while he was a Westminster Member of Parliament between 1987 and 1998 (before the advent of devolution), he sublet his constituency office in Glenrothes, Fife, but failed to ensure that it was registered or that the party issued funds from the income to the House of Commons.|||
|Panamagate||2016||Ongoing political scandals in several countries, associated with the Panama Papers, a leaked set of 11.5 million confidential documents that provide detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies listed by the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca.||Multinational scandal, involving several countries. See List of people named in the Panama Papers|
|Pantigate||2014||Controversy surrounding payments by RTÉ after drag queen and LGBT activist Panti accused some anti-LGBT campaigners of homophobia|||
|Pardongate||2001||Controversy surrounding Bill Clinton's pardons of 140 people on his last day in office as President of the United States, including Patty Hearst|||
|Pastagate||2013||Montreal controversy, in which an Italian restaurant was investigated by the Quebec government for using words that do not comply with their language laws, such as "bottiglia", "calamari" and "pasta".|||
|Pastygate||2012||Controversy in March/April 2012 around the taxation by the UK Government of hot snacks such as pasties, where Conservative ministers were said to be out of touch with the eating habits of ordinary people.|||
|Pemexgate||2000||Scandal involving the state-owned oil company Pemex in Mexico in which funds were used to support a political campaign of the presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party.|||
|Penelopegate||2017||Revelation that French presidential candidate Francois Fillon had officially employed his wife Penelope as an aide while a politician, but that it was a fictitious job which she never worked but nonetheless earned over €1 million in public wages. Known as both "Penelopegate" and "l'affaire Fillon" (the Fillon affair) in French.|||
|Petrogate||2008||The name given by the press in Peru to the corruption case involving large amounts of oil. Norwegian mining company Discover Petroleum and state-owned Perupetro are involved, which shocks politicians in Peru and prompts the resignation of cabinet ministers.|||
|Piggate||2015||The name given to the accusation Lord Ashcroft made against British Prime Minister David Cameron, of performing a ritual in which he engaged in sexual acts with a dead pig's head.|||
|Plamegate (also "Leakgate", "CIA leak scandal", "Plame affair")||2005||The revealing, by Robert Novak, of the name of Valerie Plame. Lewis Libby allegedly leaked to the media the identity of a covert CIA agent who worked on WMDs, in retaliation for her husband, Joseph C. Wilson, criticizing George W. Bush's justification for the invasion of Iraq.|||
|Ponytailgate||2015||A young waitress claims Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key pulled at her hair's ponytail numerous times over several months while visiting the café, even after being requested to stop by her and his wife.|||
|Porngate||2012||Three members of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in India resign from their offices after accusations that they watched porn during government proceedings.|||
|Pussygate||2016||On October 7, 2016, The Washington Post released a video and accompanying article about Donald Trump and Billy Bush having "an extremely lewd conversation about women" in 2005. In the video, Trump indicated that he might start kissing a woman that he and Bush were about to meet during the filming of an episode of Access Hollywood. Trump further asserted that "when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything ... grab them by the pussy".|||
|Railgate (also known as the Basi-Virk Affair and the BC Legislature Raids scandal)||2007||Scandal and court proceeding involving influence peddling and abuse of privilege in regard to the sale of BC Rail to Canadian National Railways by the government of British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, the raid of government offices in the provincial legislature building on December 28, 2003.|||
|Rinkagate||1976||UK scandal in which Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the UK Liberal Party, lost his position and his seat in Parliament after being accused of involvement in an unsuccessful attempt to murder an alleged former gay lover. Thorpe was eventually acquitted, but the scandal and an unrelated personal illness ended his career. "Rinka" refers to a Great Dane that was killed in the attack.|||
|Robogate||2011||Allegations of widespread voter fraud targeting non-Conservative voters occurring during the 2011 Canadian federal election. Robotic and live calls to voters are claimed to have been made in 200 ridings. Investigation by the RCMP, the Conservative Party, and Elections Canada.|||
|Russiagate (Also known by the hashtag #TrumpRussia)||2016||Refers to the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, and the possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign, and the subsequent presidency.|||
|Shawinigate||1999||Canadian scandal involving then-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's profiting from real estate deals in his home riding of Shawinigan, Quebec|||
|Shitholegate||2018||During a meeting with lawmakers about immigration, President Trump is reported to have asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”|||
|Squidgygate (also known as Dianagate)||1992||Tape of a telephone conversation between Diana, Princess of Wales and a male friend.|||
|Stormontgate||2005||Allegations of a Provisional Irish Republican Army spy ring operating in Stormont (Home to the Northern Ireland Assembly).|||
|Strippergate||2003||Two separate government scandals and criminal investigations on the West Coast of the United States, both involving state and local politicians, strip clubs and organized crime.|||
|Thulegate||1995||Danish scandal regarding the storage of nuclear weapons in Greenland, in contravention of Denmark's nuclear-free policy.|||
|Toallagate||2001||Scandal in Mexico due to the high cost of bathroom towels (around US$400 apiece) bought for the official residence of the Mexican president.|||
|Taxigate||2005||The second major scandal to rock the Scottish Parliament after its founding; Scottish Conservative Party leader David McLetchie was found to have claimed an excessive amount in taxi expenses (over £11,000) many of which were for party business rather than parliament business. The debacle resulted in McLetchie's resignation as Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party.|||
|Traingate||2016||Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn filmed a short video of him sitting on the floor of a packed UK train on a three-hour journey saying he would not pay to upgrade his ticket to business class saying "after all it is the people's money". A couple of days later, Virgin Trains released CCTV footage challenging the Labour leader's claim, in which after filming the short video, Corbyn got up and sat in spare seats with his aides, the hashtag "traingate" trended highly on social media with Corbyn responding that he hoped Virgin Trains owner Richard Branson was "well aware" of his plans to re-nationalise the railways.|||
|Travelgate||1993||Controversy surrounding the firings of White House Travel Office employees at the start of the Clinton administration.|||
|Travelgate (South Africa)||2006||A controversy and resulting court case in South Africa involving Bathabile Dlamini and 13 other African National Congress government ministers who pleaded guilty of fraud after claiming travel benefits amounting to R254,000.|||
|Troopergate (1)||1994||Allegations by two Arkansas state troopers that they arranged sexual liaisons for then-governor Bill Clinton.|||
|Troopergate (2)||2007||Controversy involving New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who allegedly ordered the state police to create special records of senate majority leader Joseph Bruno's whereabouts when he traveled with police escorts in New York City.|||
|Troopergate (3)||2008||The controversy surrounding allegations that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee for the United States presidential election, fired the state's public safety commissioner, allegedly for not cooperating with her demand that he dismiss her former brother-in-law, a state trooper.|| Palin uses the term "Taser-gate", a reference to the allegation that the trooper used a taser on his 10-year-old stepson.|
|Trousergate||2016||Controversy following a photograph taken of the serving UK Prime Minister Theresa May in The Sunday Times in which she was wearing a pair of brown leather trousers, reportedly worth £1000. Former Conservative Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan criticised May for the photo and claimed she had never spent that amount of money on anything except her wedding dress. When Morgan withdrew from her scheduled appearance on Have I Got News for You on 16 December at short notice, following an ensuing row with an aide to the Prime minister, she was replaced with a leather handbag on the show after it transpired she owned a similar bag costing £950.|||
|Tunagate||1985||Canada political scandal involving large quantities of possibly spoiled tuna that were sold to the public.|||
|Utegate||2009||Australian political incident in June 2009 around the lending of a utility vehicle ("ute") to Australian Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd by car dealer John Grant, and subsequent allegations of improper favorable treatment of Grant by the Treasury department.|||
|Valijagate||2007||Venezuelan-American entrepreneur Guido Antonini Wilson arrived in Argentina on a private flight hired by Argentine and Venezuelan state officials carrying US$800,000 in cash, which he failed to declare.|||
|Wampumgate||1995||Controversy around the 1995 rejection of an Indian gambling project submitted by three impoverished tribes in the American northlands.|||
|Watergate||1972–1974||The original "gate" scandal got its name from the Watergate Hotel, where two politically motivated burglaries took place in 1972. The Watergate scandal ultimately led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974.|||
|Waterkantgate (also known as Watergate an der Waterkant)||1987||A major political scandal in Germany. West German politician Uwe Barschel allegedly issued orders for political rival Björn Engholm to be spied upon, with the aim of bringing tax evasion charges against him; as well as orders to install a bugging device in his own phone to frame Engholm's party, the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Barschel's guilt was never proven.|||
|Weinergate||2011||U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter account linked to an inappropriate photograph. Weiner claimed that his account had been hacked, but later admitted he sent the tweet; numerous other lewd photographs from Weiner were later revealed. In 2013, after he resigned from the House and attempted to return to politics by running for mayor of New York City, it was revealed that he had been involved in another sexting relationship with a woman in her early twenties.|||
|Bibgate||2009||American Nordic combined skier Bill Demong's disqualification for not wearing his bib during the ski jumping part of the team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009, in Liberec, Czech Republic, on February 26.|||
|Bladegate||2012||Controversy that arose during the 2012 Summer Paralympics when athlete Oscar Pistorius questioned the size of the running blade of fellow amputee sprinter Alan Oliveira on live television when the former unexpectedly caught up with Pistorius and narrowly overtook him before the finishing line at the Men's 200 metres T44 final.|||
|Bloodgate||2009||The events surrounding a faked injury to Tom Williams of English rugby union side Harlequins in a 2008–09 Heineken Cup quarterfinal against eventual champions Leinster. Specifically, Williams used fake blood to dupe the referee into allowing Harlequins to send in a blood replacement, at the instigation of Harlequins coach Dean Richards and team physiotherapist Steph Brennan. Williams later admitted that his mouth had been cut open immediately after the match in an attempt to cover up the fake injury. Richards was ultimately banned from rugby for three years and Brennan for two; Williams was initially banned for one year, but his ban was reduced to four months for his role in revealing the full extent of the scheme.|||
|Bottlegate||2001||Rowdy fans of the Cleveland Browns threw plastic bottles and other debris on the field after a controversially overturned call in the final minute of the game led to the Browns losing the game 15–10 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.|||
|Bountygate||2012||In March 2012, the NFL discovered that from 2009 to 2011, a number of New Orleans Saints players and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had operated a "bounty" scheme, illegal under league rules, in which defensive players received financial rewards for big plays, including those that injured offensive players. The investigation also revealed that head coach Sean Payton knew about the scheme but took no steps to stop it. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed out multiple suspensions to coaches and players involved in the scheme, the most severe were an indefinite suspension (ultimately one year) for Williams and season-long suspensions for Payton and player Jonathan Vilma (Vilma's suspension was overturned during the season).|||
|Coughgate||2017||Allegations that professional darts player and 27th seed Justin Pipe coughed in the direction of opponent Bernie Smith, in order to distract and prevent Smith from throwing a match-winning double 10 during the first round of the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship. Pipe was fined £3,000 and was reprimanded for the incident by the Darts Regulation Authority in January 2018.|||
|Crashgate||2008||The allegations of race fixing at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, where Renault team bosses allegedly ordered Nelson Piquet to crash, handing an advantage to his teammate, Fernando Alonso.|||
|Deflategate||2015||After the 2015 AFC Championship game, the NFL acknowledged it was investigating reports that the game balls had been deflated. One report may have come from Indianapolis Colts player D'Qwell Jackson after he intercepted a pass by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Patriots coach Bill Belichick stated he knew nothing of the reports until the morning following the game, and that he and the team would "cooperate fully" with any investigation. Brady called the allegation "ridiculous", on January 20, sources reported that 11 of 12 footballs provided by the Patriots were underinflated. On May 11, 2015, the NFL announced it had suspended Tom Brady without pay for 4 games of the upcoming season, the Patriots were fined $1 million and lost their first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and their fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In September 2015 a federal judge overturned the suspension, allowing Brady to play the 2015 season. A federal appeals court overturned the lower court's ruling, reimposing the suspension for 2016.|||
|FIFA-gate||2015||A case of corruption and money laundering by officials and associates connected with FIFA, the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.|||
|Glovegate||2016||A controversy in which Collingwood forward Travis Cloke wore a glove to protect two swollen fingers on his right hand during a game against Greater Western Sydney. The Australian Football League (AFL) deemed that the glove he wore was illegal, and the club was fined $1,500.|||
|Grannygate||2006||A rugby league scandal involving New Zealand players and their family history. The term was most recently invoked in the 2006 Rugby League Tri-Nations series, in which New Zealand was penalised for fielding former Queensland hooker Nathan Fien.|||
|Homeworkgate||2013||Used to describe a controversial sequence of events that took place during the Australian cricket tour of India in 2013.|||
|Indygate||2005||Seven Formula One teams pull out of the 2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ("Indy") following tyre failures and the inability to come to a compromise with the FIA.|||
|Lleytgate||2008||The sixth day of the 2008 Australian Open featured a long, five-set match between World No. 1 Roger Federer and Janko Tipsarević, which extended into the evening session of the day, and thus delayed it by more than two hours. As a result, the scheduled second match of the session between Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis did not start until just before midnight Australian time, and the match, which also lasted five sets, did not finish until 4:33am local time, the second match had been delayed initially as a match between Venus Williams and Sania Mirza had to be played out first, as per the schedule.|||
|Lochtegate||2016||During the 2016 Summer Olympics, US gold-medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte, and 2 teammates, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, attempted to hide that they had drunkenly caused damage to a gas station bathroom, and then gotten into a belligerent altercation with the security guard, by fabricating the story that they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Lochte is the best-known athlete involved, as well as being widely regarded as the "ringleader" of the scheme, because he and his mother were the ones who elaborated on the lie, the case became viral on social media sites with the hashtag #LochteGate.|||
|Moggigate||2006||Football clubs of Italian Serie A were involved in a referee appointment scandal, named after Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi.|||
|Napgate||2010||In May 2010, Ken Griffey, Jr., who played for Major League Baseball (MLB)'s Seattle Mariners, was asleep in the clubhouse according to two teammates. Griffey did not deny being asleep and quit the team one month later.|||
|Noisegate||2015||The Atlanta Falcons were disciplined for piping in fake crowd noise during home games in 2013 and 2014. The team was fined $350,000 and will lose their 5th round draft pick in 2016. Falcons president Rich McKay was suspended from his position on the league's Competition Committee.|||
|Ovalgate||2006||The Pakistani Cricket Team forfeited the 2006 Oval Test Match against England after allegations of ball tampering.|||
|Partgate||2008||NASCAR team owner Jack Roush accuses opposing team Michael Waltrip Racing of stealing a sway bar at a test session. Waltrip later admits they had the part, but it was taken accidentally.|||
|Seatgate||2011||Referring to the scandal over 800 ticketed fans who were denied seats at Super Bowl XLV due to Fire Officials' regulations.|||
|Shouldergate||1978||A controversy that arose in June 1978 when the Pittsburgh Steelers were found to have practiced in shoulder pads during an off-season period in which such drills were not allowed under NFL rules. The team was stripped of its third-round selection in the 1979 NFL Draft as a penalty.|||
|Sirengate (1)||2006||A controversial match in Australian rules football when the umpire failed to hear the final siren, allowing St Kilda to score an extra point and draw the match. Four days later, the Australian Football League overturned the result and awarded the match to Fremantle.|||
|Sirengate (2)||2014||A National Rugby League match between the Melbourne Storm and St. George Illawarra Dragons ended in controversy when the Storm, trailing 22–24, played the ball ten metres out from their line just as the full-time siren went, and from the subsequent play, winger Young Tonumaipea scored the match-winning try which officials the following day said should never have been awarded.|||
|Skategate||2002||During the pairs competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, controversy brewed when Canadian skaters Jamie Salé and David Pelletier were denied the gold medal despite a clean long program while Russian pair Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze won the title despite making several mistakes, causing an uproar from both the Canadian and American media. It was later revealed that French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne had been pressured by Didier Gailhaguet, the head of the French skating federation into voting for the Russians in the pairs competition in exchange for the Russians voting for the French team in the ice dance competition. As a result, Le Gougne was suspended by the ISU for 3 years and her marks for the long program were thrown out, resulting in a 4–4 split decision, the IOC then decided to upgrade the Canadians' silver to gold, and a second medal ceremony was held with both the Russian and Canadian pairs attending.|||
|Sonicsgate||2009||The controversial relocation of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City. The creators of the Webby Award-winning 2009 documentary Sonicsgate coined this term as the title of their film and video series, which soon became synonymous with the scandal as the definitive historical document on the topic.|||
|Spygate (1) (also known as Stepneygate)||2007||Allegations of espionage in Formula One racing carried out by members of the McLaren team.|||
|Spygate (2)||2007||The scandal involving the New England Patriots' videotaping of the New York Jets defensive signals during a 2007 NFL game.|||
|Sodagate||2013||On November 27, 2013, late in an NBA game at Barclays Center between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers with no timeouts remaining, Nets then coach Jason Kidd communicated to Tyshawn Taylor during a stop, "Hit me", while holding a cup of soda. The ensuing spillage delayed the game and allowed for the Nets' coaching staff to draw up a final play as they were down 96–94, although the Nets eventually lost, the incident caused much controversy among fans and the media, and after a league review deeming the event incidental, the NBA fined Kidd $50,000.|||
|Spingate||2013||Near the end of the 2013 Federated Auto Parts 400 race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond International Raceway on September 7, 2013, team orders became an issue in order to ensure certain drivers would make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer spun in turn 4 on lap 393 of 400 to bring out a caution while Michael Waltrip Racing's general manager and vice president Ty Norris ordered Brian Vickers to pit, both in an attempt to help Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. make the Chase over Ryan Newman, who was leading the race before the caution caused by Bowyer. Carl Edwards won the race and Truex made the Chase while Newman did not. A few days after the race, Michael Waltrip Racing was fined $300,000 while Bowyer and Truex both lost 50 points, enough to knock Truex out of the Chase and allow Newman to make it; in addition, it was determined that Penske Racing and Front Row Motorsports collaborated to have Front Row Motorsports driver David Gilliland give up track position to ensure Penske Racing driver Joey Logano made the Chase.|||
|Strippergate||2015||In October 2015, Katina Powell, a self-described former madam, published a book in which she charged that former University of Louisville men's basketball staffer Andre McGee had paid her $10,000 over a four-year period, during which the Cardinals won a national title, to provide strippers and prostitutes for players and recruits. In June 2017, the NCAA announced major penalties that, after a failed appeal by Louisville, forced the Cardinals to vacate their 2013 national title.|||
|Tattoogate||2011||In May 2011, Jim Tressel, the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, resigned amid allegations that he lied in order to cover up activities, including tattoos, undertaken in violation of NCAA rules by players he was coaching.|||
|Taxigate||2018||During a mid-season training camp in Barcelona in February 2018, West Bromwich Albion footballers Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill broke a team curfew and stole a taxi, which they drove back to their hotel. The theft was investigated by Spanish police but no arrests were made, the four players apologised for the incident and were each fined the maximum two weeks' wages, totalling almost £500,000. Evans was also stripped of his team captaincy for one game.|||
|Textgate||2015||The Cleveland Browns and general manager Ray Farmer were disciplined for sending text messages to coaches during games in the 2014 season, a violation of NFL rules. The team was fined $250,000 and Farmer received a four-game suspension without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season.|||
|Tigergate||2010||A series of alleged and admitted marital infidelities by golf superstar Tiger Woods.|||
|Tissuegate||2015||At the conclusion of an April 4, 2015 Major League Soccer match between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers, Dallas head coach Óscar Pareja taunted Timbers head coach Caleb Porter by mockingly offering him a tissue during their post-game handshake. Pareja was irritated by Porter's "crying" at the referees throughout the match. Porter, whose team won the match 3–1, responded by pointing to the scoreboard and saying, "scoreboard", and proceeded to toss the tissue back in Pareja's face. Pareja had to be restrained by his coaching staff.|||
|Toiletgate||2006||The allegations by Veselin Topalov and his manager Silvio Danailov during the World Chess Championship 2006 that Topalov's opponent Vladimir Kramnik was visiting the toilet suspiciously frequently during games. The allegations were never proven, and were widely viewed within the international chess playing community as an act of gamesmanship on the part of Topalov and Danailov, attempting to distract Kramnik at a time when he was ahead in the match.|||
|Tripgate||2010||During a December 11, 2010 NFL game between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, the Jets' strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripped Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll as he ran down the Jets sideline. The Jets suspended Alosi indefinitely for setting up a "wall" on the sideline and claimed that "he acted alone in doing so".|||
|Twirlgate||2015||After No. 7 ranked Eugenie Bouchard defeated Kiki Bertens in the second round of the 2015 Australian Open, Bouchard was asked during her on-court interview to "give us a twirl." When Bouchard balked, the male presenter persisted, saying: "A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go." Bouchard reluctantly acquiesced, twirling in front of the crowd. The exchange set off a firestorm on social media, with some fans excoriating the request as sexist and many questioning whether a man would have been asked to twirl.|||
|Antennagate (also known as Gripgate)||2010||The name the media applied to the controversy over the iPhone 4's antenna after initial users complained of dropped calls and Consumer Reports would not recommend it.||United States|||
|Bendgate||2014||Numerous people reported bent iPhone 6 Plus phones, which was later reported on by Consumer Reports.||United States|||
|Dieselgate (or Emissionsgate)||2015||International Council on Clean Transportation and West Virginia University caught Volkswagen cheating on emissions tests on about 11 million diesel cars by programming them to enable emissions controls during testing, but not control NOx pollution during real world driving||Worldwide|||
|Donglegate||2013||A series of events following a double entendre on the word "dongle" overheard at a programmers' convention on March 17, 2013, which led to two people being fired and a DDoS attack.||United States|||
|Gamergate||2014||The Gamergate controversy concerns issues of sexism and progressivism in video game culture, stemming from a harassment campaign conducted primarily through the use of the Twitter hashtag #GamerGate.||United States|||
|Chipgate||2015||Apple used two different kinds of processors in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, one made by Samsung and the other by TSMC, with the Samsung one running hotter and using more battery life.||United States|
|Shirtgate||2014||Matt Taylor, a Rosetta mission project scientist, wore a homemade shirt at an ESA press conference that caused concern.||United States|||
|Staingate||2015||Anger over reports that the anti-reflective coating appeared to be wearing off several MacBook Pros, including mid-2012 to mid-2014 models sold between June 2012 and present.||United States||[unreliable source]|
|Pengate||2015||Anger over Samsung's design flaw in the Galaxy Note 5 which allows the stylus to be put in backwards. Once the stylus was put in backwards, it got stuck and destroyed the sensors that detected stylus removal.||United States|||
|Petrikgate||2009–2012||An attempt by the Russian pseudoscientist Viktor Petrik and the politician Boris Gryzlov to get a contract for a massive amount of low quality water filters for an inflated price under the guise of cutting-edge new technology.||Russia|
|Resolutiongate||2013–present||A controversy about the resolution on the Xbox One console.||United States|||
|Hissgate||2016||Some users reported an audible hiss coming from somewhere near the Apple logo of their iPhone 7 during CPU intensive tasks.||United States|||
|Twittergate||2016||The revelation that child pornography was being shared between thousands of Twitter accounts.||United States|||
In popular culture
|Babygate||Glee||This refers to the scandal wherein one of the characters, Quinn, portrayed by Diana Agron, got pregnant by her boyfriend's best friend and tried to pass off the baby as her boyfriend's.|
|Bingate||The Great British Bake Off||Series 5, Episode 4: "Desserts"||The Ice Cream in contestant Iain's baked Alaska did not set and he threw his baked Alaska in the bin and walked off the set. The editing suggested another contestant Diana was responsible for this. Later, when the contestants had to present their bakes to the judges, Iain presented the bin in which he had discarded his baked Alaska, he was eliminated, with the judges saying they couldn't judge him due to him not presenting them with anything to taste.|||
|Clipgate||The Colbert Report||Stephen Colbert's mocking of Fox News Channel's portrayal of the way Barack Obama presented his jobs bill proposal with pages clipped together, rather than bound together.|||
|Cuntgate||Veep||Season 5, Episode 6: "Cuntgate"||A newspaper publishes a report which says that the POTUS was called a "cunt" by one of the senior members of her staff. This leads to the firing of three members of the staff and the issue becoming "Cuntgate".|||
|Flatgate||The Thick of It||Government minister Hugh Abbot is involved in a scandal surrounding the ownership of a Notting Hill flat – which the press are dubbing "Flatgate", but which Abbot's secretary feels would better be named "Notting Hill Gate gate".|||
|Kimono-gate||RuPaul's Drag Race||Season 8, Episode 5: "Supermodel Snatch Game"||Half of the remaining queens came out on stage in a kimono, inspired by Madonna's Nothing Really Matters video and Paradise (Not For Me) for a Madonna-inspired challenge.|||
|Maskgate||Season 9, Episode 9: "Your Pilot's On Fire"||A contestant, Valentina, initially refuses to remove her mask during the "lip sync for your life". This incident was referred to as "Maskgate" by viewers.|||
|Muffgate||Pitch Perfect||Pitch Perfect 2||Acapella dinging group The Barden Bellas are performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Centre when Fat Amy descends from the rafters in Cirque du Soleil-like trapeze silks as if to perform an acrobatic sequence à la Pink while performing Wrecking Ball. Unfortunately, the silks rip, Amy’s pants split, she flips upside down, and she delivers an epic wardrobe-malfunction that comes to be referred to as “Muffgate.”|
|Pantygate||The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills||Season 7, Episode 4: "Pantygate"||New housewife Dorit Kemsley and her husband Paul pass judgments on Erika Girardi's decision not to wear underwear to a party with the housewives.|||
|Petra-Gate||Ugly Betty||Season 1, Episode 20: "Petra-Gate"||Daniel sleeps with an underage girl, Petra, and it is up to Betty and Henry to prove her real age.|
|Polkagate||ALF||Season 2, Episode 5: "Prime Time"||The character ALF tries to rig the ratings for a Polka dance show to save it from cancellation. After he's caught, he refers to his efforts as "Polkagate".|
|Sharongate||EastEnders||Sharon (Letitia Dean) confessed on tape that she had slept with Phil (Steve McFadden), the brother of her husband Grant (Ross Kemp).|||
|Stargate||Community||"Contemporary American Poultry"||The main characters set up the character "Star-Burns", who is accused of controlling a chicken finger-laundering scandal.|
|Strawberry-Gate||I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!||UK series 17, Episode 11||Contestants Amir Khan and Iain Lee won the Dingo Dollar challenge receiving the opportunity for a reward; Chocolate coins or Strawberries & cream. Their campmates got the question right, and Amir and Iain were given Strawberries & cream. However, while returning to camp, they decided to eat the treat and pretend that the camp got the question wrong.|||
|"Stupid Watergate"||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Season 4, Episode 13||A recurring segment called "Stupid Watergate" is concerned with the appearance of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and resulting coverups. It is called "Stupid Watergate" because, according to Oliver, it is "a scandal with all the potential ramifications of Watergate, but where everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything".|
|Tullegate||RuPaul's Drag Race||Season 3, Episode 11: "RuPaul's Hair Extravaganza"||Drag queen Raja used a fabric tulle in a challenge in which all the contestants were meant to be using hair and wigs, and fellow drag queens Shangela, Alexis Mateo, and Yara Sofia accused her of this. Later, on an episode of Untucked, Raja confirmed this; in the Drag Race fan community, many fans refer to this as Tullegate.|||
|Waitergate||The Simpsons||"The Boy Who Knew Too Much"||A court case surrounding a clumsy waiter who appeared to have been beaten by Freddy Quimby is named by the press as 'Beat-Up Waiter'. Local news anchorman Kent Brockman reports suggesting it be called 'Waitergate', but was "shouted down in the press conference". Bart in fact witnessed the waiter's accidental injuries while playing truant from school, but did not come forward as he would be punished by Principal Skinner. In an interesting contrast to real world events, Bart eventually does come forward and tells the truth, and while Skinner sincerely praises Bart for doing the right thing, he also gives the student months of detention as punishment.|||
|Woollygate||Wallace and Gromit||A Close Shave||Gromit is sentenced to life imprisonment for sheep racketeering in a trial the newspapers refer to as the "Woollygate scandal".|
|Gerstmanngate||2007||Refers to the controversy following the November 2007 dismissal of Jeff Gerstmann from his position as Editorial Director of GameSpot. Gerstmann had awarded a Fair rating to the game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men at a time when the game was being heavily advertised on GameSpot, which led to accusations from many games journalists of a lack of editorial integrity on the part of GameSpot, who denied that the review had been a part of the reasoning behind the dismissal. However, a subsequent interview with Gerstmann in 2012 countered this statement, with Gerstmann claiming that, although there was more to his firing than any single review, it would not be untrue to say that the Kane & Lynch episode contributed to it.|||
|Doritogate||2012||Two initially unconnected events involving video game journalists Geoff Keighley and Lauren Wainwright are questioned in an article by Robert Florence, triggering a chain of events;
|Driv3rgate||2004||Before the worldwide release of Driver 3, Atari offered the magazines PSM2 and Xbox World early review copies of the game in exchange for positive review scores. This deal was taken by both of them, yet, due to the disappointing nature of the game when it was released, gamers took to forums to complain about the mysterious circumstances related to why both magazines gave positive scores for a heavily berated game. Many then figured out that Atari had paid both, and as a response the comments were systematically wiped by administrators, which gave way to suggestions of a cover up by the publishing house, this controversy would later be referred to as "DRIV3Rgate" and the affair gained a fairly large amount of coverage in the games press and on Internet forums. During this time, Atari hired a guerrilla team to, in desperation, repeatedly make new accounts and post positive threads and comments about the game in an attempt to reduce the controversy.|||
- Pizzagate: A debunked 2016 conspiracy theory falsely claiming the existence of a child trafficking ring involving the Washington, D.C. restaurant Comet Ping Pong.
|Horsegate (also "Horsemeat-gate")||2013||A UK scandal in which it emerged that several large supermarket chains were selling meat containing horse or equine meat while claiming they were "100% beef." Further context to this is that, while horsemeat is mostly fine for human consumption and is eaten in countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world, it is rarely sold on the mainstream UK market and is considered somewhat culturally unacceptable to eat in British society.|||
|Nutgate||2014||A 2014 scandal involving a Korean Air CEO/Chairman's daughter being dissatisfied by the way she was served nuts, prompting the aircraft to return to the gate and dismiss that flight attendant who served her nuts incorrectly. She was arrested two months later and charged with interfering with flight safety.|||
|Elsagate||2017||A scandal and phenomenon referring to thousands of inappropriate YouTube videos targeted towards young children.|||
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