WICHITA — A Washington, D.C., company called Revolution Media Group created a video in support of a Tulsa ballot initiative that slams Wichita in the process.
The video is titled “Don’t Be Like Wichita.”
It was for a 2007 campaign to raise money to develop the river in Tulsa.
The client never used the video, but it’s now getting attention because Revolution posted it five days ago on Vimeo along with some other videos in an effort at social networking.
“You vote no, and we’ll end up being Wichita,” a little boy says at the end of the video.
To which another boy throws up his hands and hides his eyes in disgust.
Numerous Wichitans have commented on Vimeo.
Wade Hampton directed viewers to a video touting Wichita.
Lonny Quattlebaum said, “I think you mean . . . WichitAWESOME!”
And Kevin Wildt said, “Kansas . . . at least it’s not Oklahoma.”
To which someone with Revolution commented:
“My Wichita Peeps — This was for a ballot initiative campaign to develop Tulsa’s rivers. We threw the “Wichita” portion in b/c of the slight feud between the two cities. On a personal note, I love Wichita. Please take no offense, just a little political storytelling!”
Revolution has removed the video from Vimeo.