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.
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.
Hey @RollingStone send your fact checkers to @ConstitutionCtr. John Hancock did not sign the Constitution. Otherwise, love the cover.
— Lauren Saul (@NCCLauren) April 9, 2014
George Washington to .@RollingStone - Thanks for the shout out but no Hancock here (picture from Signers' Hall). http://t.co/bUHBOblDTR
— Constitution Center (@ConstitutionCtr) April 9, 2014
Who signed the Constitution, @RollingStone? @ConstitutionCtr calls the mag out for its erroneous new cover: http://t.co/06qcayZ5Va
— Philly.com Ent (@PhillydotcomENT) April 9, 2014
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.
In my defense, “I was in a drunken stupor” #crackexcuse http://t.co/Jo0HgFtpho cc: @RollingStone pic.twitter.com/f7SFgCsHBO
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 8, 2014
Hancock signed Dec. of Independence NOT Constitution.Yet another Mike [f—]-up.Dummy.#veep #crackexcuse @VeepHBO @mrmattwalsh cc@rollingstone
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 9, 2014
Rolling Stone has not yet acknowledged or apologized for the error.