Wednesday, January 28, 2015

'Rolling Stone' flunks history lesson with Dreyfus cover

Rolling Stone editors may be finding themselves hiding under a rock after news broke today they had flubbed the cover of their April issue featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

'Rolling Stone' flunks history lesson with Dreyfus cover

Rolling Stone editors may be finding themselves hiding under a rock after news broke today they had flubbed the cover of their April issue featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Dreyfus appears naked – coyly peeking over her should with the immortal words of the U.S. Constitution “tattooed” on her back. But one glaring error stands out - John Hancock’s signature appears below the text. Hancock’s infamously large signature was actually penned on the Declaration of Independence – not the Constitution.

“The first thing I thought was, ‘wow – Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks great at 53! The second thing I thought was, ‘Go constitution!’ The third thing I thought was, wait, that’s not right,’” said Lauren Saul, director of public relations for the National Constitution Center.

Saul said she was the first to catch the misprint this morning and was quick to alert social media.

“Anything that has to do with the Constitution naturally catches my eye,” she quipped.

“We’re proud of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But it’s important for Rolling Stone to get it right.”

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