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CNN Can't Tell the Difference Between Arabic, Dildos

Is ISIS infiltrating The Gays? A CNN exclusive!

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Is ISIS infiltrating The Gays? CNN reporter Lucy Pawle was just "raising questions" after spotting "an ISIS flag" at a gay pride parade in London over the weekend. In a six-minute "CNN exclusive" segment, the network discussed the flag and its possible implications, with more than a bit of breathless speculation. "I seem to be the only person who's spotted this," said Pawle. "And nobody seems to be raising any questions."

To her credit, Pawle noted that the text on the ISIS flag didn't appear to actually be Arabic. This is because it was not Arabic. It was a series of images of dildos and butt plugs. 

As Dazed blogger Thomas Gorton notes, "You don't even need to be eagle-eyed to recognise that it's a flag jam-packed with sex toys—it's literally a case of just looking at it."

CNN has since pulled the story from its website.

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  1. I think my favorite part of the video, and I’m paraphrasing here, is:

    “I seem to be the only one who has spotted it”

    If that’s the case, it’s a good time to check your work before you go live on national TV.

    1. “I seem to be the only one who has spotted it”

      ‘How did the rest of you miss the alien looking out the window of the space ship?!’

    2. Or check her underwear drawer.

  2. I knew the backlash was coming but this is ridiculous.

  3. Content warning: the preceding post is not real, as ENB covers only her pet hobby horse obsession, abortion.

    1. *reowrrrrr* *HSSSSSSTTTT*

      Cat Fight!

      /Probably the WORST cat fight

      1. I think it’s the opposite of a cat fight, CB.

          1. Oh dude, no. Pillowfight. In their underwear.

        1. Go on….

        2. Make-out session? Live webcam feed please?

    2. To late I have been triggered traumatically.

    3. Did you just microagress against Sam without providing any discontent warning?

  4. If a flag isn’t colorful then it’s not gay. I don’t care how many marital aids you put on it.

    1. ‘Marital aids’

      I love that term.

  5. In fairness, ISIS is filled with dildos and dickheads.

  6. To her credit, Pawle noted that the text on the ISIS flag didn’t appear to actually be Arabic. This is because it was not Arabic. It was a series of images of dildos and butt plugs.

    So, someone at a Gay Pride parade took a symbol beloved by many, and publicly mocked it.

    Was this punching down, and had someone come in with automatic weapons and sprayed the crowd with gunfire, would we “get the frustration”?

  7. When CNN pulled it, did they pull it slowly or all in one rip? I’m not sure how those things work.

    1. br-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-oop!

      1. The sound of one asshole slamming shut.

  8. Yes, CNN: it makes complete sense for a gay man/woman to carry the flag of a movement that literally advocates throwing gay people off rooftops.

    In all honesty, it is awesome that somebody decided to take the ISIS flag and… change it that way. I hope it makes a regular appearance.

    1. bassjoe|6.29.15 @ 11:50AM|#
      “Yes, CNN: it makes complete sense for a gay man/woman to carry the flag of a movement that literally advocates throwing gay people off rooftops.”

      Careful there.
      It wouldn’t be the first time some lefties attempted to square the circle.

    2. Given the existence of Gays for Palestine, there are people who do.

  9. That segment should be up for an emmy.

    1. At least an enema.

  10. CNN has since pulled the story from its website.

    “Don’t talk about LUCY!”

  11. Pity CNN’s imbecility is overshadowing how brilliant that flag is. Kudos to whoever thought of it.

    1. They pulled it because it’s an image that’s punching down at Muslims.

      BTW, on this very subject, I’m officially done with the show Vice.

      1. You should’ve been done with Vice after they did that segment on GCC. It was derptastic.

  12. I recognize that flag from Warty’s dungeon.

    1. Or was it the cover of SugarFree’s last book. It’s hard to tell the difference. They’re both cruel and unusual.

      1. SF got the flag from his “research” in Warty’s dungeon.

      2. Dinosaur Dan Cums On Plugtopia: An Erotic Choose Your Own Adventure Novel

  13. I think this is more retardation than homophobia on CNN’s part.

    The MSM is so incredibly stupid that sometimes their stupidity gets in the way of their main job, which is to promote their political agenda.

  14. Poor Ms. Pawle is clearly uneducated in adult fun and games.

    Not sure who’s to blame more: her previous sexual partners, or the public schools…

    1. The picture is kinda small, but I think I’d be willing to educate her…

      /wink, wink, nudge, nudge…

  15. This is better than anything anyone here could have dreamed up on their own. Seriously – how awesome is it that CNN is so fucking stupid that they ran that?! And how much better would it have been if some anchor – like maybe Blitzer – had been like: “Uhh, excuse me Lucy, I’m sorry to interrupt, but unless I miss my guess – and I don’t think I do – those are icons of buttplugs and dildos, among a rather stunning cornucopia of sex toys…[turning to co-host] Do you see that ball-gag there on the right corner of the flag, Bob? Can we zoom in on that?? No…? Lucy, can you get us a close up on that? Stunning. Wonderful.”

    I hope SNL crushes this over the weekend. Someone, PLEASE, get this on “Weekend Update.”

  16. So that’s how you fail a Rorschach Test!

  17. Good thing this is the only ISIS-related thing (that wasn’t even ISIS-related) to happen this weekend!

  18. Am I the only one who sees the true story here?

    Why in the hell would a Gay banner be festooned with dildos and butt plugs?

    Was somebody trolling the parade or do gays stereotype gays more than non-gays could imagine doing?

  19. Makes you wonder why CNN didn’t see it being a bunch of dildos themselves

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