While roaming the annual Gay Pride Parade in London, CNN International reporter Lucy Pawle stumbled upon an “unnerving” sight: An unidentified man flying what initially appeared to be the flag of the jihadist Islamic State (ISIS).
Pawle snapped several photos of the strange sighting, and described to her CNN in-studio colleagues how parade-goers didn’t seem to notice the flag, nor were there many questions being asked.
At one point, Pawle suggested it could have been a subtle piece of British humor (as they are wont to do) taunting ISIS since the militant group is notorious for executing homosexuals in rather brutal fashion. Corroborating her theory, Pawle said, is the fact that the flag’s wording doesn’t appear to be Arabic, but rather “gobbledygook.”
UPDATE — 4:15 p.m. ET: Um, so… yeah… look carefully. Those are a bunch of dildos where the Arabic writing would normally be. A clever parody indeed. A+ trolling.
Watch the report from CNN below:
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