Stick-on tattoo? For Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s sake, let’s hope so.
The “Veep” star is featured on the cover of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine with the title “First Lady of Comedy” under Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s name. The photograph depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with the U.S. Constitution etched on her across her back, signed by John Hancock.
The only problem? John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter to explain the mess-up:
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 9, 2014
The Mike in question is Mike McClintock, a fictional “Veep” character played by Matt Walsh, who serves as communications director to Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President Selina Meyer in the HBO comedy series.
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia mocked the mess-up by tweeting a photo of the magazine cover surrounded by statues of the Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in Signers’ Hall with the words, “Thanks for the shout-out but no Hancock here”:
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 10, 2014
Rolling Stone spokeswoman Melissa Bruno told The Associated Press that the Declaration of the Independence is on the other side of Louis-Dreyfus’ body, but they couldn’t fit in the signatures.
Twitter reaction has been fast and mocking:
If you closely study Julia Louis-Dreyfus' backside, you will find a historical inaccuracy : http://t.co/Kp5iioM7xn
— Dan Sewell (@dansewell) April 10, 2014
Looks like the people over at Rolling Stone are in desperate need of a Constitution lesson. http://t.co/qmGn7jv7z5
— College Republicans (@CRNC) April 10, 2014
“I’m a perfectionist in my work,” Louis-Dreyfus notes in the magazine’s cover story. “I think I might drive people nuts. I don’t ask them, because I don’t need that (expletive) on top of how I’m feeling.”
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