fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa

The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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 Pastor admits he lied about a Whole Foods incident that caused a public outcry / In a statement on Monday, Brown said: The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story. I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team mem / 2016-05-17
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


Austin TX

Gay pastor falsely accused Whole Foods of adding Homophobic Slur to cake he ordered.