According to Dead Spin, CNN made a gaffe when reporting about an ISIS flag spotted at gay pride parade that turned out to be a flag full of dildos. The CNN report about the so-called ISIS flag, which was black and white and reminiscent of ISIS flags, lasted for a good four minutes. Instead of the ISIS extremist faction getting into the London Pride march and sending a message of terrorism, it was really a tongue in cheek kind of flag about sex toys.
CNN Mistakes Dildo-Covered Flag at Pride Parade for ISIS Flag pic.twitter.com/BL8B2WQ2Cf
— DCHomos (@DCHomos) June 27, 2015
A video of the segment is making the rounds on Twitter.
I can’t believe they thought it was an ISIS flag when it’s dildos pic.twitter.com/Wyn2vi4I6z
— Feminist Tweets (@FeministsOnIy) June 27, 2015
As expected, CNN is getting roasted online for their snafu.
Guys, who among us hasn’t mistaken a flag of dildos for the ISIS flag?
— JNG (@thewayoftheid) June 27, 2015
For the record, @CNN, there is nothing MORE anti-ISIS than waving a mock ISIS flag made of dildos at a PRIDE PARADE.
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 27, 2015
The ISIS, or Islamic State, also made news recently when a mother who named her daughter Isis was surprised about the kind of hateful responses she received for her #TeamIsis gear that sought to support her daughter’s health crises and journey.
Got to love CNN, mistaking a dildo covered flag for an ISIS flag.
— Ian Dougherty (@N7IanDougherty) June 28, 2015
The mistake by made by CNN’s Lucy Pawle is certainly gaining traction online and lots of attention on social media.
“If you look at the flag closely, it’s clearly not Arabic. In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledegook. But it’s very distinctively the ISIS flag.”
— betseyross (@betseyross) June 28, 2015
As reported by the Inquisitr, ISIS aspirations shocked a North Carolina teen’s parents when they realized their child tried to join the terrorist group.
— Avinash Gavai (@Rantaramic) June 28, 2015
Searching for tweets about the ISIS flag subject also turns up plenty of reactions about the Wal-Mart that refused to make a confederate cake for a man, but happily made him an ISIS cake.
— Joe Newby (@jnewby1956) June 28, 2015
[Image via CNN]