Whoops! CNN Confused A Sex Toy Flag At A Pride Parade With The ISIS Flag
CNN mistook a drawing of sex toys for the flag of the Islamic State while covering London's gay pride parade on Saturday.
The design resembled the militant group's religious insignia from afar.
But, a closer look reveals the flag's usual Arabic lettering was replaced by a series of dildos and butt plugs.
However, CNN correspondent Lucy Pawle failed to notice the parody at hand, remarking the lettering looked like "gobbledegook" and concluding,
It's very distinctively the ISIS flag.
HBO's John Oliver relished the mistake, saying,
The award for greatest moment in global pride celebrations actually had nothing to do with gay marriage, and everything to do with the idiocy of CNN.
Oliver also discussed how the news network has yet to apologize for, or even acknowledge, its blatant slip.