The Watergate scandal was the first and most famous political scandals. It involved President Nixon and the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Now, the term “Watergate” has become another word for scandal. And now whenever a scandal happens, people put the suffix “-gate” and boom – you have a scandal. Here are some entertaining “gate” scandals that happened in the last few years.
Ariana Grande’s “Donutgate” in 2015
Ariana Grande is now at the top of her game, selling out concerts and making hit singles. But in 2015, the only thing people were talking about was Donutgate. The pop singer was caught on a security camera video in a doughnut shop licking the display donuts, putting them back, and saying “I hate Americans. I hate America. This is disgusting.”
Grande later apologized for “behaving poorly” and said she was indeed very proud to be American. As embarrassing as that video must have been, the public seems to have forgiven her considering her massive success.