ISIS Flag spotted at London Gay Pride Event? Not exactly

By Faye Higbee

CNN had a bit of a problem on Saturday, when it covered a Gay Pride event in London: their reporter thought a sex toy flag was an real ISIS flag.  But let’s give her some grace- that’s exactly what it looked like until you really look at it.

ISIS flag

Screenshot from CNN report on London Gay Pride Parade

Mistaken identity

A man dressed in black was reportedly the one flying the flag, which was made up of  butt plugs, dildos and sex toys arranged to look like the ISIS flag.

The CNN reporter, Lucy Pawle, noted that the flag was “clearly not Arabic,” and looked like “gobbledygook.”

“I seem to be the only person who has spotted this, and nobody seems to be raising any questions or pointing it out.” Lucy Pawle

As soon as CNN saw the problem, they removed the video from their website, but not before others managed to download it to You Tube.


It’s another one of those things that make you scratch your head and wonder why in the world ANY gay person would want to fly a flag that even resembled an ISIS flag, when they kill homosexuals.

It may have been an ISIS supporter who thought it was funny, and in a twisted manner was making some sort of political statement. Remember on Friday, ISIS killed 4 gay men by throwing them off the top of a building as we previously reported.

OR it may have been a gay person who thought it was intensely funny. Disgusting isn’t particularly funny.  Either way, Lucy Pawle is going to be the laughing stock on Monday.