The 'Isis' dildo flag on display at Pride
The 'Isis' dildo flag on display at Pride

The man who created the dildo-clad mock-Isis banner for Saturday's Pride march in London has spoken up after making headlines around the world.

The creation of Paul Coombs completely flummoxed CNN, with the US broadcaster somehow mistaking the sex toys for genuine extremist iconography.

After CNN's cock-up, the London-based artist decided to explain his reasons for the design and what he hopes to achieve with what he calls the 'dildosis' flag.

[My] motivation for this work was to demonstrate as much respect for Isis and their ideology as Isis shows for the people and religion it claims to represent.

  • Paul Coombs
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