r/facepalm 10d ago

Looks kinda similar 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/SleepDeprivedUserUK 10d ago

The Dildosis flag!

I remember this, happened in London; the police went over and spoke with the dude who made the flag, but after he pointed out that it was a dildo flag made to take the piss out of ISIS, they coppers let him carry on.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/isis-sex-toy-flag-man-5975085

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u/Saltpot64 10d ago

What a fantastic url! "ISIS-sex-toy-flag-man", what a time to be alive

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u/bitetheasp 10d ago

Stan Lee got pretty lazy, there. /s

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u/alilbleedingisnormal 10d ago

The southern Christian cognitive test.

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u/Disaster_Different 10d ago

I fucking snorted while laughing, and it's possibly the most stereotypical french thing I've done so far

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u/Saltpot64 10d ago

Ah, a fellow snort laugher. Definitely not French though!

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u/Disaster_Different 10d ago

Well, I'm glad that it's not. Guess I'll stick to the morning coffee with a croissant, because that honestly is the best cliche, the tastiest one... seriously, if you havem't tried it, just do it!

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u/requiemofchaos 10d ago

Yes, but did your snorts come out as "hon hon hon"? THAT is the true sign of a proper Frenchman.

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u/Disaster_Different 10d ago

Crazily enough, I laugh in very fast and consecutive "hon hon hon"

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u/drwicksy 10d ago

Florida man has a new rival

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u/tamspawn 10d ago

I come to Reddit every day. My goal is to find a sentence I never thought I’d read. Thank you for todays sentence.

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u/IANANarwhal 10d ago

In England, if he’d said “yeah, it’s the ISIS flag, hail Hydra,” would he have been committing a crime? That would be legal in the US.

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u/SleepDeprivedUserUK 10d ago

I think it might have come under outraging public decency, like if somebody in the US flew flags celebrating the "high score" of 9/11

It might not be illegal per-se, but they'd be dealt with.

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u/kuztsh63 10d ago

Dealt with illegaly you mean.

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u/SleepDeprivedUserUK 10d ago

No, I'm not going to act like some barbaric cave-dwelling isis member. They'd be dealt with legally.

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u/AquilamFlammeus 10d ago

No legally you can deal with someone if they are pissing off the majority of passersby.

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u/wpaed 10d ago

Well, in the US you can't unless they are advocating illegal action be taken immediately, and even then only if it looks like they might actually convince someone.

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u/ondronCZ Reblog to support mammoth feminism. Ignore for genomic meltdown. 10d ago

no fish jenga involved so ok methinks.

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u/NeedleInTheThrowaHay 10d ago

Dont see any porcupines either, think we’re good!

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u/ReReadReddit121 10d ago

Sarcasm can get you a 15 year sentence in America. Cops don't like it when they don't get your jokes.

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u/ChintanP04 10d ago

More likely it can get you 15 bullets in the back for "being a threat to officers".

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u/Congrajulations 10d ago

If you’re flying an ISIS flag, I’m thinking the Patriot Act May come into effect and you’d be spoken to.

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u/plebeius_maximus 10d ago

spoken to

Interesting way to say 'abducted and tortured'.

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u/tragicdiffidence12 10d ago

Depends on skin colour. Consequences range from a stern discussion all the way to having your eye removed and imprisoned for 17 years while they figure out whether they can charge you.

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u/NYerinWashington 10d ago

Let me check the Magna Carta…nope, no freedom of speech.

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u/ChintanP04 10d ago

Yeah, no, that's not the dig you think it is.

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u/_InstanTT 10d ago

No, unless he actually was part of ISIS. It's not illegal to display a flag or emblem, it is illegal to be a member of a terrorist organisation.

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u/RoraRaven 10d ago

They would be arrested if they uploaded the image of it anywhere.

It would be "grossly offensive" under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

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u/TheMov3r 10d ago

Wonder what kind of trouble tubgirl would get you into

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u/koukoulis 10d ago

Nazi flags however…..yawn

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u/oh_no_aliens 10d ago

I don't doubt at least one of those coppers knew what those was but was playing the fool..

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u/fsr1967 9d ago

osis: [Gr. - ōsis, fr. - sis] Suffix indicating condition, status, process, whether normal or diseased, or sometimes an increase.

So, yes, it is indeed a Dildosis flag, indicating the condition, status, process, or increase of having dildos!

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u/ErdanThren 10d ago edited 10d ago

Fun story, a few years back I used to work in a school where radicalisation especially from ISIS was a real issue. So we where all made to go through quite intensive safeguarding training.

The point is we got to the portion regarding Islamic Fundamentalism and the SLT member who had made the course documentation had accidently used the dildo flag. It was very difficult to keep my shit together after that, and I was nice and told them the mistake they made after and apparently I was the only person who had noticed it or was forward enough to tell her.

Thankfully they saw the funny side.

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u/TheBrofessor23 10d ago

They’re all weapons of ASS destruction

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u/paolarb 10d ago

Haha godamn that’s good. Take this imaginary gold that I don’t have but I really want to give you.

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u/slowmotto 10d ago

My sex toy is just my wang

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u/HalfSoul30 10d ago

Work hard, play hard, be hard.

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u/SWgeek10056 10d ago

That's what gold was originally. Then Reddit monetized gold and people gave silver instad 🥇

P.S. Heh. you can make an emoji hyperlink.

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u/thisnameok 10d ago

This threads a train wreck but I can't stop laughing

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u/The_Ora_Charmander Proffesional Face Palmer 10d ago

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u/LavendarAmy 10d ago

This made me laugh

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u/woodhorse4 10d ago

Thanksgiving for that one, belly laughing.

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u/EvilDan69 10d ago

I'm prettty sure you just won the internet today, if that is possible lol.

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u/TheBrofessor23 10d ago

Sometimes I sort by new, hoping to find something I can make a good joke about. This one was pretty solid! Glad I could help amuse some people. The world is fucked and everyone needs a laugh.

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u/EvilDan69 10d ago

Correct on all points!

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u/tracker904 10d ago

Can someone translate that flag for me

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u/pewterstone2 10d ago edited 10d ago

It says hurry hurry hurry down to the gay orgy, today only. In sextoyanese

Edit: where'd you all come from? Also thanks to the person who gave me the silver much appreciated.

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u/rjross0623 10d ago

It says “power tops only, no bottoms”

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u/I_Was_Fox 10d ago

Power tops you say? Beyblade tournament let's gooooo

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u/Edna_with_a_katana 10d ago

Gotcha, have a nice day

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u/Simp4Iniquity 10d ago

We are respecting the grind,

get bred lol

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u/biqyriu 10d ago

This is entirely my mother's fault. What's amusing and ironic is that I work at a porn store. She is aware...

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u/Willzyx_on_the_moon 10d ago

Breeder! No, you’re a fucking tool.

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u/Mister-Clip 10d ago

They’re not mutually exclusive

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u/kanst 10d ago

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/paul-coombs-on-isis-dildo-flag-313838

That has an actual picture in case you were curious

which includes this fun quote:

“The flag was so clearly made of dildos that I never thought it could be mistaken for an actual Isis flag,” Coombs wrote.

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u/baginthewindnowwsail 10d ago

Because it's mocking ISIS. It's a huge insult to put dildos on their flag.

It's like opening a fast food joint and naming it 'McFuck Yourself's' and using the same red and gold and general design of McDonald's.

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u/MixesLiesWithTruth 10d ago

JESus fucking christ reddit, I AM WATCHING THIS MOVIE RIGHT NOW AND THAT SCENE JUST HAPPENED. WHAT. THE. FUCK.

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u/rjross0623 10d ago

Time to synch up “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Wizard of Oz”

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u/RokkTako27 10d ago

Your phone listens

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u/Over16Under31 10d ago

Always ordered the Big Mick when I was a kid at Macdonald’s.

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u/diverareyouok 10d ago edited 10d ago

Here’s the best article from 2015 covering CNN’s screwup that I could find (I looked through 4-5 different sources until I found one that actually went into detail on it):

https://www.vox.com/2015/6/28/8857415/cnn-isis-dildo-gay-pride-flag

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u/sashby138 10d ago

Thank you so much. This is the best coverage of the best news mishap ever. I’m so happy. I want to print it, frame it, and put it in my office.

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u/greymalken 10d ago

Someone post this to r/vexillology. They can tell you what it means.

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u/LastMan0ut 10d ago

Cock and ball torture (CBT), occasionally known as penis torture, dick torture, or male genitorture/male genital torture, is a sexual activity involving the application of pain or constriction to the penis or testicles. This may involve directly painful activities, such as genital piercing, wax play, genital spanking, squeezing, ball-busting, genital flogging, urethral play, tickle torture, erotic electrostimulation, kneeing or kicking. The recipient of such activities may receive direct physical pleasure via masochism, or emotional pleasure through erotic humiliation, or knowledge that the play is pleasing to a sadistic dominant. Many of these practices carry significant health risks.

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u/Significant_Speaker9 10d ago

This paragraph literally scared my penis and sent it into hiding.

I wonder if this would qualify for refugee status.

Thanks!

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u/rjross0623 10d ago

That makes a Rusty Trombone seem like a day at the beach.

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u/Spaztick78 10d ago

I thought CBT was Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Calls Doctor immediately to book those CBT sessions she suggested.

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u/darealjimshady1 10d ago

Pretty sure it translates to “go fuck yourself, but do it with love”.

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u/MikeyReck 10d ago

It's actually readable, says

"Allah
prophet"

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u/a_lonely_trash_bag 10d ago

I mean, to be fair, it is modeled after the ISIS flag.

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u/Grey___Goo_MH 10d ago

Obviously they should have used the conservative/confederate flag in their dildo parody of flags

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u/WingedGundark 10d ago

Confederate flag aka the battle flag of Army of Northern Virginia, but buttplugs in place of stars?

Noice!

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u/cownd 10d ago

Or starfish instead of stars

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u/69analninja69 10d ago

Nah, gotta go with the Norwegian flag to trigger the idiots that think its a confederate flag:

https://apnews.com/article/bed-and-breakfasts-race-and-ethnicity-business-mi-state-wire-michigan-ed0d469d2b6d81f7f468a27ce429f74f

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u/StratuhG 10d ago

There's not even a picture in the article, wtf is that

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u/lightquiver 10d ago

I got u: 🇳🇴

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u/StratuhG 10d ago

My man 👉🥸👉

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u/Chindochoon 10d ago

Exactly. Who does this even as a joke? It's like bringing a swastika flag and defending it by saying "iT's mAdE oUt oF dIldOs, calm down."

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u/klopolklopolk 10d ago

Something tasteful and elegant like this?

Nsfw

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u/needkneadkneed 10d ago

They did it to mock/upset ISIS

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u/Yeetboi287 10d ago

I agree that this flag wasn’t a very funny joke, but CNN’s reporting was hilarious. They suggested that this guy was an actual terrorist and that this parade had been taken over by ISIS. Just nonsense.

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u/UltravioletClearance 10d ago

As someone who used to work in news- CNN IS nonsense. Last week they were hyping up a potential major Thanksgiving storm, scaring people into thinking their Thanksgiving travel plans were ruined... a week and a half before the storm. The storm never happened.

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u/Goodest-Boi-Sif 10d ago

I wonder how many dumb fucks canceled their plane tickets and are now miserable.

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u/ClaudeJRdL 10d ago

This is CNN, not your friend Bob from Facebook. You'd expect a bit more fact-checking and general knowledge.

But I guess that's the mainstream media for you these days.

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u/Azoonux 10d ago

This is CNN […]. You'd expect a bit more fact-checking and general knowledge.

I for one would not.

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u/JulesVega37 10d ago

Yes I bet they would put dildos on their flag,probably their mothers dildos

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u/aruexperienced 10d ago

Fair would be - Journalism only needs to go as far as having a 4th grade understanding of fonts.

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u/84147 10d ago

When you see that flag coming,

You know you’re fucked

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u/SkinnyMattFoley 10d ago

There are at least 2 cock rings in there as well. ISIS or not, I refuse to kink shame.

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u/heroicjunk 10d ago

"CNN London"

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u/SilenceAndDarkness 10d ago

Finally! Someone said it! It’s so weird that the post jumps to the conclusion that this is about american discourse.

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u/PickleChip12 10d ago

To be fair, if you didn't take a good look at it you'd think that it was an isis flage. It's like wearing a red hat that says made you look, I'm not gonna check, I'm just gonna assume you're an idiot.

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u/[deleted] 10d ago

To be fair, it does look similar.

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u/WesternAd9077 10d ago

The artist designed it to look like an ISIS flag

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u/84147 10d ago

What?! Noooo

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u/MrDude_1 10d ago

We are shocked!

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u/Sergnb 10d ago

The intent was to mock isis, not support it

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u/ProfessionalLeek8 10d ago

If you're daring enough, you can make an ISIS flag out of anything.

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u/Fake_Watch_Salesman 10d ago

Butt plus and ISIS have the same effect, they both make you shout God's name real loud!

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u/dont_be_trash 10d ago

What a tacky flag design. Pride is one thing, but showcasing your kinks and fetishes is just cringe to me. It would be cool to be able to take my kids to a pride parade and not have to explain what THAT flag means among other interesting things you generally see at pride. End rant

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u/walkincrow42 10d ago

This is from when ISIS was still running rampant.

Many years ago.

Pretty much: some LGBTQ(?) people thought it would be funny to taunt ISIS and some uninformed news media just went crazy with knee jerk reactions.

Outcomes were probably better than the flag's creator(s) could have imagined when making it.

(Some) News media: "OMG! The gays support ISIS!!" While showing that.

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u/dont_be_trash 10d ago

The news medias reaction was a bit over the top, but I suppose my reaction wasn't ideal either. I don't mean to be one of those "oh think of the children!" types, but dang, I'm bisexual and I want to show pride without throwing buttplugs and dildos in the air like confetti. Is a nice clean pride event too much for a parent to ask for? Haha

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u/ThePrincessOctopus 10d ago

You made up a scenario in your head that made you angry lol

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u/kanst 10d ago

Is a nice clean pride event too much for a parent to ask for?

I mean, kind of?

You're asking pride to change from what it has always been. What about anyone who uses pride as the one opportunity to remove any mask they have been wearing and just let loose around people they know won't judge them.

Personally I like the cities that have a day time "pride parade" that is a family friendly event, then in the evening is "pride" and that is a debaucherous shit show that kids should not be at. That way everyone can have their cake and eat it too.

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u/InvisibleFriends_ 10d ago edited 10d ago

At the end of the day, when you have a festival full of thousands of people getting drunk and out for fun with friends, you’re gonna find some people dressed in inappropriate clothes or doing inappropriate trashy things.

If someone chooses to ignore the fact most people are wearing jeans and a T-shirt to focus on the person in the crazy outfit, they will always find someone to point to. Even if they have to dig up a pic from Mardi Gras 2004 and claim it’s a pride parade. There’s nothing you can do about that.

You’ll spend your whole life trying (and failing) to turn these festivals into a PG rated affair where every single person is buttoned up and on their best behaviour because they want to impress The Straights, but a lot of people don’t care what the straights think, and they don’t care what you think either.

They’re going to do what they want, and you probably wont change their mind. Because they’re kinda crazy and have a F the world attitude

I think it’s best that you accept some people just don’t like queer people, and will always find a justification.

If every pride parade was shut down tomorrow, they’ll look elsewhere for something or someone to point to. And if every single queer person in earth miraculously became an impeccable, perfect, respectable person who never does anything bad, they’ll make up a reason.

Instead of spending your whole life trying to police the queer community into being perfect, which is impossible, it’s makes more sense to accept some queer people aren’t perfect, bigots will always point to them as an excuse to be a prejduiced asshole, and at the end of the day, you don’t need every single straight person on earth to like you in order to be happy and live a happy life.

I’m not saying you should go out in public and act trashy, but you might benefit from taking a small leaf from their book and not worry so much about what other people may think about you. Especially when it comes to bigots who are choosing to judge all queer people based on that one crazy guy in a crowd of regular people. Personally I couldn’t care less about being liked by those sorts, and my self image and quality of life is not based on their approval at all, so their opinion just doesn’t matter.

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u/dont_be_trash 10d ago

Yeah but explaining body parts is one thing for a kid and should be normalized because hey, we all have body parts... but explaining there's some people out there who like to stretch their assh6les out by shoving large objects up there is another thing.

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u/Mckeyjane 10d ago

“Some people like putting things in their butts.” Wow that was such a difficult and traumatizing conversation

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u/kanst 10d ago

You could even make it a learning experience and teach your kid to not stick anything up their butt that is breakable or that doesn't have a handle.

It's less embarrassing to talk about butt plugs than it is to go to an ER to have an ad-hoc butt plug removed

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u/xxsidoxx 10d ago

The guy is too embarrassed to write asshole. Must already be traumatised.

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u/darkdex52 10d ago

Please explain to me exactly how would that come up during a pride fest. They're really not like you imagine them to be.

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u/MyParanoidEyes 10d ago

I wouldn't be so ashamed about that

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u/NedDiedForYourSins 10d ago

Many cities actually have two pride events with one being family friendly and the other being kinky.

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u/Zyntha 10d ago

Ooh I support that big time

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u/geodebug 10d ago

Pride parades have pretty much always been PG-13 affairs.

Participants are under no obligation to make it Disney-safe for your brood and really, how hard is it to explain it to a kid in a way that makes sense:

“It’s a joke flag that is making fun of a real group of bad people in the world”

Anyone who screams “what will I tell my kids?!” at the world is an ineffective parent.

You tell kids the truth but at their level of comprehension and maturity.

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u/Wolfblood-is-here 10d ago

Pride is a protest, meant to shock, offend, disrupt, and draw attention. It has a cultural history stretching back over half a century that has always included displays of taboo sexual expression as a means to achieve its numerous political and social goals. While you may bring children at your own discretion, it should be with the knowledge that pride is not designed to cater to their needs or sensibilities. Complaining about sexually charged imagery at pride is comparable to complaining about violent imagery at a gun show. End rant.

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u/Mister_Muller 10d ago

There's no way you'd need to explain what it is to a child, unless they already know what dildos look like. If you did, you could just say it's a joke at the expense of terrible illiberal people.

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u/mrthescientist 10d ago

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, because this is the literal argument that has been used for decades to try and suppress gay pride parades around the world. The only difference is you're talking about kinks, and they were talking about ze gays as though that were also "a kink they didn't want to explain".

I dunno, just wondering where you're coming from. Sometimes people genuinely mean well and end up at these kinds of talking points, which is kind of the reason why bigots parrot them; because they sound reasonable at first glance.

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u/GlitterInfection 10d ago

Your kids have found your butt plugs already, don't worry.

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u/dont_be_trash 10d ago

If by "kids" you mean my dog, then you might be right

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u/GlitterInfection 10d ago

It smells like you and looks like a chew toy. What, are they going to not?

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u/dont_be_trash 10d ago

It's unfortunate because they took it outside and chewed it just enough so you could still tell what it was, but the mortifying part was my mom came over and decided to pull some weeds out of my lawn and happened upon it. The worst

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u/GlitterInfection 10d ago

My exes cleaning lady used the shower shot to wash the tub, not knowing what a shower shot was.

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u/OtherSpiderOnTheWall 10d ago

Look, if it can clean the inside of your butt, then it can clean the shower.

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u/FullMetalJ 10d ago

won't somebody think of the hypothetical children!

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u/loona92 10d ago
  1. Kids probably wouldn't even notice that one flag at Pride
  2. Just lie? Tell them you don't know what it means or that it may be a private joke

You can't expect an event like Pride to be 100% suitable for children.

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u/MassGaydiation 10d ago

Or just say its something adults use to enjoy themselves, youl learn when your older.

Like you would explain drugs or alcohol, vague enough to be sfw but with promise that they will find out eventually

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u/UltravioletClearance 10d ago edited 10d ago

Pride is an in your face rebellion against hetronormativity. It literally started as a riot and was illegally operated until the 1990s. Gay people are not a source of entertainment for your children.

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u/blueking13 10d ago

Gay people are not a source of entertainment for your children.

Tell media executives they sure think they are

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u/bizarrobazaar 10d ago

You want to take your kid to a pride parade but don't want to talk to them about sex? That is cringe.

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u/CrunchyIceFruit 10d ago

You think being gay is an entirely sexual thing? That is cringe.

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u/58king 10d ago

"Sometimes when a man and another man love each other very much, one of the men strips his clothes off, gets down on all fours, dons a collar and a tail butt plug and lets the other man walk him around in public."

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u/GrouperSandwich 10d ago

Think of the children! They should put a pic of you on the flag with the other dildos.

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u/pops101 10d ago

The fact that think dildos are "kinks and fetishes" only shows how prude you really are. Best be open with the children, not cover their eyes and ears to healthy sex and masturbation.

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u/dazdndcunfusd 10d ago

Y'all acting like they're just having sex in the streets, calm down

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u/FellowCreatorsWeAre 10d ago

I live in San Francisco and the various pride parades often have completely nude older men walking the street, sometimes wearing fully revealing BDSM gear but often just nude. Less often are nude women too.

Then you look around and see there are literally children at the event… being exposed, involuntarily to an old dude’s junk — and that the street being walked down has houses where children could look out their window and be exposed to nudity.

That’s a horrible thing. I’m part of the LGBT community and I’m not the only one who wants pride to be about what’s in your heart, and not a showcase of sexual fetish. I don’t understand why being nude would be allowed in public. But SF selectively enforced laws.

Go to a pride event in SF and you will witness exactly what I described. Sure, it’s not having sex in public, but it’s still indecent exposure, which is illegal under any other circumstances. If a nude man walked down a street where kids are present anywhere other than a pride parade, they get arrested. Why is it allowed in public for pride parades.

Now, the majority of attendees are fully dressed. But I guarantee that at any given pride event you will see at least a couple people exposing themselves.

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u/deejmac 10d ago

How many pride parades have you taken your kids to? There’s often people in full leather etc.

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u/Sergnb 10d ago edited 10d ago

Oh no, how dare them display a silhouette of a sex toy. Why would they make it so i have to explain to my kids what some sexual acts mean in a parade whose purpose is destigmatizing alternative sexualities! So much cringe!

Wait until you find out sex shops have advertisements and storefronts you can see from the street.

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u/IllustriousMadMuffin 10d ago

It’s to make fun of ISIS but try again.

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u/Psyadin 10d ago

They are insinuating that some treat them like terrorists, not showcasing their kinks and fetishes, that said I don't think this hyperbole helps them much.

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u/lobax 10d ago

No not all. This is old, back when ISIS was doing terrorist attacks and killing gay people in public squares in the cities they controlled. This was strictly meant to offend ISIS and their extremist sensibilities.

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u/dont_be_trash 10d ago

Which I could understand to an extent -- it's just quite the stretch (pun possibly intended) to explain the symbolism so that it makes sense to a child, if you even want to try to explain it.

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u/KazPrime 10d ago

God damn ISIS with their anal plugs and dildos.

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u/hotthrownaway 10d ago

Those darn gays and their sense of humor!!

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u/yeetus68 10d ago

Everyone like “this is America” like it doesn’t say London in the pic

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u/wilson2788 10d ago

What’s a bad picture, you can’t even see what it’s supposed to be

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u/Caltrn 10d ago

If u make a nazi flag with 4 dildos it’s still a nazi flag though

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u/SeeFourLeeBurn 10d ago

ISIS or not, that flag is still bad

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u/TripleEhBeef 10d ago

We have recently learned of a new type of jihad called "anal jihad".

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u/ComprehensiveGoal882 10d ago

Wow. You can insult isis but if I do it I get silenced/banned/arrested……..interesting

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u/QuietusPlus 10d ago

Had to zoom in for that one, butt there it is!

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u/ball_soup 10d ago

SimpsonKaren is a repost bot. All their posts are reposts of slightly older popular posts with copied titles. Eventually they’re going to start posting some crap crypto on /r/cryptomoonshots.

Here’s the original post:

https://reddit.com/r/facepalm/comments/g4f58k/looks_kinda_similar/

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u/CWBtheThird 10d ago

In fairness, I always thought the isis flag just had dildos and butt plugs on it.

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u/mala27369 10d ago

Omg thanks for my morning laugh

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u/spsanderson 10d ago

This is why I don’t watch major news media outlets fox included

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u/FrankieMint 10d ago

"Just In" - - - yep.

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u/sam4s 10d ago

We need to get rid of the mainstream media. They're turning people against each other.

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u/Ok-Brilliant-1737 10d ago

Maybe it’s the “Gay Sodomites for Muhammad” flag?

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u/WeirdBlueGuy 10d ago

May I remind everyone. Fuck FOX news. Fuck CNN news. Fuck politics in general

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u/MonkeyMuscleSpasm 10d ago

"CNN mistaking dildos and butt plugs for Arabic script is arguably this most apt metaphor for political discourse in American News Media"

FTFY

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u/StoatofDisarray 10d ago

Why would they put dildos and butt plugs on a flag anyway? What is it trying to say?

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u/3L3M3NT4LP4ND4 10d ago

They were trying to piss off Isis as this flag was created a few years ago when Isis were hot on the news cycle

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u/Gameatro 10d ago

to mock ISIS who kills homosexual people

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u/kanst 10d ago

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/paul-coombs-on-isis-dildo-flag-313838

From the artist:

The ISIS flag “has become a potent symbol of brutality, fear and sexual oppression,” Coombs wrote. Replacing the Arabic script with dildos and butt plugs was his way of lambasting the organization’s interpretation of Islam. “If I wanted to try and stimulate a dialogue about the ridiculousness of this ideology, the flag was key.”
.......
Coombs considers the project a success, citing a message board post that read “whenever I see the Isis flag anywhere, all I can see is dildos!”

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u/lobax 10d ago

They wanted to take a piss at ISIS supporters

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u/ToughZap 10d ago

My guess is, what with Isis being the goddess of healing and magic, maybe that's what they meant. You can do some serious magic with those toys...

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u/Doctor-Grimm 10d ago

I remember studying Isis (the goddess) in school and when the teacher first mentioned her name, the entire class just kinda did a double take lol

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u/ISIPropaganda 10d ago

I’ve seen this more times this year than my own father. For the love of all that is good, stop reposting this. You can even see the fucking pixels.

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u/poundsub88 10d ago

Cause some people find it funny to troll both ISIS and prudes.

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u/bubblesplash 10d ago

¨arabic script¨ obviously those look like grenades and such

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u/TrickyP1980 10d ago

It's CNN, at this stage they're upstaging the onion. The people who still believe it, don't want to know any better.

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u/OneBigRed 10d ago

I remember the Last Week Tonight bit about CNN’s coverage. They went on for 7 minutes about the flag, even had their terrorism expert to weigh in about why ISIS is connecting with LGBT community. As far as i know, they never admitted their screw up either.

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u/SilenceAndDarkness 10d ago

I mean, CNN has major problems, but they are NOTHING compared to Fox News.

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u/IamFrom2145 10d ago

Most major media is just selling outrage for advertising dollars. Once you learn that it's not even a contest.

But newsmax and oann take the fucking cake when it comes to comically bad and clearly dishonest.

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u/ChosenMate 10d ago

In all honesty it's probably intended to look like that

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u/joshporterfield 10d ago

Yeah thats kinda the point

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u/VelaLaunda 10d ago

It’s the colour scheme too. I mean I think it’s deliberately made to look similar but with dildos etc

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