What is the term for discriminating against someone for something they’re not?

If person A is not gay, but person B calls person A gay while knowing that person A isn’t gay, what is this type of discrimination called?

I used to call it “pseudodiscrimination”, but I’m not sure if that word exists for something else. What is the word I need?

Answer

Try pigeonhole, defined by Merriam Webster as

To unfairly think of or describe (someone or something) as belonging to a particular group, having only a particular skill, etc.

Also see its definition by Cambridge dictionary : pigeonhole

to put someone or something into a group or type, often unfairly.

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