Maybe the state should be called Rhode Iceland.
Rhode Island officials yanked a new tourism video, designed to draw visitors to the state, off YouTube in embarrassment on Tuesday after eagle-eyed viewers complained it showed a scene shot in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
The state’s economic development agency, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, confirmed the goof and blamed an editing company.
The state released the video at a meeting on Monday night and posted it online Tuesday for a new campaign. The video’s intro features a skateboarder outside a glass building and has a narrator saying, ‘‘Imagine a place that feels like home but holds enough uniqueness that you’re never bored.’’ People on social media said: Hey, that’s not Rhode Island — that’s the Harpa concert hall and conference center in Reykjavik.
You sly sly sly dog you. And you almost got away with it too if it wasnt for those meddling kids and their dog.
You cant hate the move, gotta respect it. People who live or have been to Rhode Island know what I am talking about. Its a magical place that never fails to give you the feeling that your about to get robbed and gang rapped. A place where you can't leave your car unattended for more then 10 minutes at a time.
Im pretty sure their state slogan is Please come to Rhode Island, we have drugs. Rhode Island come for the fake tourism video, leave the second you get there.
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