Rolling Stone Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cover Features Historical Flaw

The latest Rolling Stone cover is receiving quite a bit of attention and it’s not because it features a nude Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The latest issue of the rock magazine did feature the naked celebrity, though many are focusing on the artwork that was inked onto her back.

The Rolling Stone cover not only featured the Veep star, but also a very delicate looking tattoo of the US Constitution on the celebrity’s nude back. While many viewers may be too busy closely examining Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s curves and the top of her rear-end, others have been closely examining the beautiful ink work. While all may seem well and good, after eying the piece rather carefully, viewers began noticing something very wrong.

According to the Huffington Post, the inked up Rolling Stone cover made one heck of a no-no. At the very end of the piece a single signature is visible, and that signature belongs to John Hancock. For those of us who aren’t history buffs, John Hancock never signed the US Constitution. According to the Los Angeles Times, it was the Washington Examiner’s Justin Green who noticed the blunder and did a little research of his own.

Now, before we all get confused, John Hancock’s signature did appear on an important US Document, but it was the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. According to the New York Daily News, a representative for the Rolling Stone explained that the mishap happened because they couldn’t fit the Declaration of Independence into the tattoo image.

“The Declaration of Independence is on the other side but we couldn’t fit in all the signatures,” Wenner Media Publicity Director Melissa Bruno said about the issue, which hits newsstands April 11.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus acknowledged the mix up when she tweeted the following message to her followers: “Hancock signed Dec. Independence NOT Constitution. Yet another f**k-up. Dummy.” In a bit of humor, the Veep star also posted the following to her twitter fans:

Many Rolling Stone fans noticed the John Hancock blunder too. Just check out their reactions:

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