Oops: Rolling Stone Gets Constitution Tattoo Wrong
Louis-Dreyfus has Hancock in wrong place
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2014 3:14 AM CDT
Te cover of the April 24, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring "Veep" star actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.   (AP Photo/Rolling Stone, Mark Seliger)

(Newser) – Oops: Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears nude with the preamble to the US Constitution inked on her back for the cover of the latest Rolling Stone—but with one big mistake: There's a large John Hancock just above her rear. Hancock, however, put the most famous signature in American history on the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, the AP notes.

The Veep star tweeted that she was in a Rob Ford-style "drunken stupor" at the time—and blamed the mistake on the character who serves as her bumbling director of communications on the HBO show. A Rolling Stone spokeswoman, meanwhile, claimed that the Declaration of Independence had been inked on the other side of her body but the signatures wouldn't fit. "Hopefully, for Louis-Dreyfus’ sake, the 'tattoo' isn’t permanent"—and the staffer responsible has learned a history lesson, quips Paul Whitefield at the Los Angeles Times.

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Apr 16, 2014 8:20 AM CDT
John Hancock was a birthmark...haha.
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Apr 15, 2014 12:39 PM CDT
I'm surprised RS made this mistake, but I guess it's a symptom of an editorial staff who doesn't know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and thinks the Magna Carta and the Holy Grail are the invention of Jay Z's brilliant imagination. I haven't read RS in years, but used to be a subscriber back in the day when Hunter Thompson, PJ O'Rourke and William Greider were regular contributors.
Apr 13, 2014 11:23 PM CDT
The educated liberals who teach our young and brainwash our impressionable strike us again with the superiority of their way of thinking.