The Fight - What happened to Norm Langer on social media is a textbook definition of confirmation bias.
The false accusation of homophobia taps into our conscious and unconscious beliefs about certain people. People label people something that they are not for all sorts of reasons—serious, mundane, or even silly. In this case, in our view, they misinterpreted what Norm Langer requested and immediately labeled him homophobic and took to social media. The reality is that false claims dramatically undermine legitimate victims.