It used to be that when a "hate crime" was invariably shown to be a hoax, the perpetrators had the common courtesy to pretend it never happened and moved on.
Then the perps would get angry when a "hate crimes" was shown to be a hoax because it "could have happened".
Bubba Wallace on Handling of ‘Noose’ Incident: ‘At the End of the Day, I Wouldn’t Have Changed Anything’
“But at the end of the day, I wouldn’t have changed anything. NASCAR, I felt like I did the right thing, you know, in the shape of a noose. It, in fact, was a noose. Everybody has seen the image now, so to say we would go back and do things differently, I don’t think so. Maybe word things differently? Yes, but I would – I would launch an investigation. I would have NASCAR or follow NASCAR’s judgment on it again.”
So even though the damn FBI was called out and it turns out to have been a handle on a rope to pull down a garage door, and clearly not intended to be a "noose" or a threat of any sort or even placed where anyone would have know Wallace would have kept his car, and even though Bubba didn't even see the "noose", he wouldn't have changed anything?
On the other hand, why would he change anything?
He is a mediocre driver, and no one outside of racing had a clue who he was. Now he is famous around the world as a "victim", even though nothing actually happened to him. He probably was set to score some new endorsement deals and has been all over TV. There will be no repercussions for his freaking out about a "noose" that he admits he didn't even see.
There really isn't much downside to most "hate crime" hoaxes, unless you are Jussie and it is just too ridiculous to believe. You might cash in and even if you don't, nothing will happen to you.
Pretty sweet gig.