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CNN thought a Pride flag covered in dildos was an ISIS flag, and freaked out

Scarlet for you, CNN.


YESTERDAY, THE LONDON Pride Festival took place in the centre of the UK capital.

During the afternoon, reporter Lucy Pawle appeared on CNN to report that she had spotted an ISIS flag at the parade.

She explained that she was crossing Regent Street in London when she spotted a man who was waving “a very mad mimicry” of the ISIS flag. Pawle conceded that the markings on the flag weren’t Arabic, but rather nonsense.

In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledegook. But it’s very distinctively the ISIS flag.

Pawle clarified that she was the “only person” to have spotted it and reported it to police and march organisers.

Source: Tony Hodges/YouTube

Only problem with Pawle’s story? That’s very much not an ISIS flag.

In fact, it’s just a parody covered in silhouettes of dildos.


People were quick to correct Pawle.

Although she later seemed to deny ever reporting such a thing.

Oh, CNN.

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