Biggest Scandals with Gate in the Title

The Top Ten

1 Watergate

Members of the Richard Nixon campaign burglarized the Democratic National Committee Headquarters located at the Watergate Hotel. This would be followed by Nixon covering-up his involvement. After revelations of his involvement and threatened with impeachment, Nixon ultimately resigned in 1974. - BUETBU91

As bad as this seemed at the time, subsequent political scandals like "Whitewater Gate" have been much worse.

Lol what a unique list idea! - Ananya

The most iconic gate hands down - Maddox121

2 Deflategate

In Spygate, the Patriots were caught videotaping the defensive signals of their opposition. In Deflategate, the balls were said to have been deflated following the AFC Championship game in 2015 by the Patriots. - BUETBU91

I'm a Bills fan so of course I'm voting for this one. - aj2005

Old joke - Maddox121

It’s sad that people care about sports this much... - emraldYE

You get paid millions too win of course you are going to care this is not middle school football now should you cheat no but I can guarantee you that every team cheats in its own way - RawIsgore

3 P***ygate

P-gate... one of those excuses trump haters use to make people "convert" aka HATE THE LIVING HECK OUT OF LIBERALS! - Maddox121

While running for president, Donald Trump was spotted on video having a racy chat involving women. Among the things said was Trump stating that you "grab them by the p***y." - BUETBU91

4 Bottlegate

Upset over a controversially overturned call late in the game, Browns fans threw bottles of beers to the field, which forced the refs to end the game early. - BUETBU91

91 bottles of beer on the wall, 91 bottles of beer. - Maddox121

5 Billygate

President Jimmy Carter's brother Billy once legally represented the
Libyan government as a foreign agent and received a $220,000 loan - BUETBU91

Billy Jean is NOT MY LOVA! - Maddox121

6 Bountygate

Between 2009-2011, it was revealed that the Saints' defensive players had received financial rewards for an illegal bounty scheme ran by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. - BUETBU91

Never forget saints fans when you call out the refs just remember you screwed 3 teams from the super bowl - RawIsgore


- Said no one between 2009-2011 - Maddox121

7 Waitergate

A play on the Watergate Scandal, Bart Simpson, who skipped school, had seen a waiter accidentally injure himself, but didn't tell the truth at first for realizing he would be punished by Principal Skinner. Meanwhile, another waiter was accused of beating the injured waiter. Anchorman Kent Brockman suggested the case be called "Waitergate", but was shut down. Bart eventually fesses up and tells the truth while he would get punished eventually. - BUETBU91

Why is a fictional "Gate" on here? - Maddox121

8 Punchgate

On UK's version of Celebrity Big Brother, actress Roxanne Pallett accused fellow housemate, actor Ryan Thomas of deliberately and repeatedly punching her. Though Thomas would get a warning despite not doing it out of viscious, she was criticized for over-exaggerating the light play fighting and has since called it a "horrible mistake" after leaving the house and seeing the footage. - BUETBU91

punchy punchy - Maddox121

9 Fajitagate

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. - BUETBU91

man Fajitas are definitely illegal. - Maddox121

10 Donutgate

Ahh yes... I HATE AMERICANS AND AMERICA! Than why do you still live here? Get out of sight girl - Maddox121

Ariana Grande was seen on video licking unpurchased doughnuts and stating "I hate Americans. I hate America. That's disgusting." As a result of the investigation, she would apologize and canceled her performance at the 2015 MLB All-Star game. But she would use oral surgery as the reason why. - BUETBU91

The Contenders

11 Camillagate

The phone exchange between Prince Charles and his then mistress (& now his second wife) Camilla, where they both fantasize about him being her tampon. In fact, she wished that he was a whole box of tampons for her to use! - clusium

yep... another reason the UK should be democratic. - Maddox121

12 Envelopegate

There are 2 incidents called Envelope-gate. One was on the Jeremy Kyle Show involving an actual envelope being shown at Jeremy Kyle, the other was the Academy Awards fiasco involving La La Land

La La Land briefly won Best Picture for about 5 minutes until some Brokeback Mountain wannabe was announced the actual winner.

After hearing about that he was the father of his girlfriend's baby, some guy named Kev threw an envelope at Jeremy Kyle's head on air.

Welcome to the oscars - Maddox121

13 Gamergate

The biggest internet war of 2014, it was started by Quinn vs Reddit, then Anita Sarkessian joined and lost due to dislikes and a subreddit was formed, etc. etc. - Maddox121

14 Nipplegate

Super Bowl 2004 nipple incident, French people just don't understand - Maddox121

15 Plebgate
16 Spygate
17 Elsagate


18 Whitewatergate

Just another shady deal b y the clintons

19 PizzaGate

I love pizza! - Maddox121

20 LochteGate
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