CNN confused by “ISIS” flag adorned with dildos

In News by Jordan Freiman / June 27, 2015

It’s easy to fool CNN these days. Remember when Wolf Blitzer couldn’t figure out balloon boy was a hoax even when balloon boy told Wolf right to his face? Good times. This ISIS flag debacle though is truly something to behold.

At a gay pride celebration being held in London someone was marching around with a flag that, at first glance, absolutely look like the ISIS flag. That’s the point. The thing is, when you look at it for more than 5 seconds you realize instead of Arabic writing, you’re just looking at a bunch of dildos and butt plugs. Hilarious.

CNN, didn’t really get the joke. A considerable amount of airtime was devoted to analyzing the presence of this mysterious and terrifying flag. The segment started with the phrase “an unnerving sight” so clearly, someone was concerned that there was actually an ISIS presence at this gay pride parade. Apparently nobody at CNN stopped and thought, “gee, the gay community isn’t really ISIS’ target demographic. It doesn’t make sense for them to be there at all.”

They then throw coverage over to London where Lucy Pawle, to her credit, did mention that the flag was not an official ISIS flag, again, noting the lack of Arabic. Unfortunately, she was unable to recognize the sexual nature of the images and instead conceded that “it looks like it could be gobbledygook.”

Pawle goes on to say that she informed an event organizer and the police. Good thing she was proactive. We must stop the spread of radical sex toys before they destroy us and our way of life.

[h/t Carlos Maza]