Rolling Stone made a historical gaffe with its cover featuring actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
On the Rolling Stone cover, Louis-Dreyfus has a tattoo of the preamble from the U.S. Constitution on her back. This is all fine and dandy, but there is an issue with the tattoo. The tattoo includes the signature of John Hancock right underneath the preamble. Hancock signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, The Los Angeles Times notes.
Historians got a good laugh out of the mistake and poked fun at Rolling Stone for it. The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia even posted a picture of the cover to Twitter (TWTR) next to an image of founding fathers that did sign the Constitution. The photo includes the caption “Thanks for the shoutout but no Hancock here,” reports Boston.com.
Louis-Dreyfus didn’t seem too affected by the mistake on the Rolling Stone cover and even used it to promote her role on Veep, the L.A. Times notes.