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Rolling Stone botches US Constitution in nude actress tattoo cover

Apparently the folks at Rolling Stone don't know much about U.S. history.

The current issue of Rolling Stone's cover inaccurately portrays the U.S. Constitution as being signed by John Hancock, an error that no one who passed 8th grade history would make. Credit: Rolling Stone/Mark Seliger The current issue of Rolling Stone's cover inaccurately portrays the U.S. Constitution as being signed by John Hancock, an error that no one who passed eighth grade history would make. Credit: Rolling Stone/Mark Seliger

Apparently the folks at Rolling Stone don't know much about U.S. history.

For its latest issue, Rolling Stone portrayed actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus tattooed with a treasured document of Philadelphia and American history, the Constitution.

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But the magazine's version of the Constitution, written and signed in the birthplace of freedom, has a massive error.

The name John Hancock is prominently displayed on the lower back of the actress who played Elaine on "Seinfeld."

John Hancock famously signed the Declaration of Independence — but not the Constitution.




The 40 signers of the Constitution include Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, George Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, Jared Ingersoll and James Wilson of Pennsylvania. But not John Hancock.

Louis-Dreyfus, who stars in "Veep" on HBO, joked about the cover on Twitter, then apologized for the historical inaccuracy.



Rolling Stone has not yet acknowledged or apologized for the error.
 
 
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