CNN Pulls Video of ‘ISIS Flag’ That Was Actually Banner Covered With Sex Toys

By Mark Joyella 

CNN has removed a video of a story that aired Saturday about an “ISIS flag” that was spotted by a CNN International assignment editor at the Pride parade in London. The flag, which was black and white, featured the silhouettes of a variety of sex toys.

CNN’s Lucy Pawle said in the live report “I seem to be the only person who had spotted this, and nobody seems to be raising any questions or pointing it out, so I immediately went to an events organizer who said he didn’t know anything about it. I also spoke to the police nearby, who weren’t aware either.”

The video was pulled from the CNN website Saturday, but remains available on YouTube, where it’s gotten about three million views.