On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver ribbed CNN for confusing a flag spotted at London Pride depicting sex toys with an ISIS flag.
CNN’s reporter Lucy Pawle made the report that broadcast on CNN. She said, “If you look at the flag closely, it’s clearly not Arabic. In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledegook. But it’s very distinctively the ISIS flag.”
Oliver couldn’t resist savoring the hilarious gaffe:
For more than seven spectacular minutes CNN had [the flag] on screen, even calling one of the terrorism experts to figure out why ISIS might be marching with the gay community through London. Which did seem surprising. It’s a full day later now and they still have not addressed that mistake on air. Probably because it would be just too embarrassing to have a professional journalist say, ‘I’m sorry, despite working at CNN, it seems I don’t know what a dildo looks like. I don’t know.’
Watch Oliver rip into CNN below: