The Rhode Island Tourism Division had to pull its latest video shortly after it was posted online Tuesday because it contained footage shot in Iceland. The three-second scene in question shows a man doing a skateboard trick outside of the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, the country’s capital.
IndieWhip, the company that edited the video, and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, which hired the firm, have apologized for the error. “The footage in question is of a Rhode Island skateboarder, filmed by a Rhode Islander,” IndieWhip added in a statement.
T-shirts, hoodies, and tank tops that say “Rhode Iceland” are now being sold for charity at RhodeIceland.com — the kind of enthusiasm that the state’s governor Gina Raimondo says will bring more people to the Ocean State: “Here’s the good news: Now when people go search for Iceland, they’re seeing Rhode Island,” the Democrat told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
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