April 10th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
4 months ago

Rolling Stone cover: Wrong Constitutional ink

(CNN) - Whoops!

In a bizarre rendition of the Constitution–coming in the form of a faux tattoo on the bare back of "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus–there appears to be a glaring inaccuracy.

The image appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

On the left-hand corner of her lower back is John Hancock's famous signature. But the American Revolution figure didn't sign the Constitution; he's known for signing the Declaration of Independence.

The actress poked fun at the mistake on Twitter, blaming it on a character on her HBO show who's known for messing up from time to time.


Filed under: Inside Politics
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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    I frankly don't care. Maybe they intentionally did it. I like that Julia can find the humor in it. I love this show by the way.

    April 10, 2014 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  2. Sniffit

    Who in their right mind is paying any attention to the accuracy of the tattoo in that photo? Man...it's like she doesn't even age. Good for her.

    April 10, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    WHY are we even talking about this here?

    April 10, 2014 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Who in their right mind is paying any attention to the accuracy of the tattoo in that photo? Man...it's like she doesn't even age
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    Okay Sniffit...go ahead and take a moment....we understand!

    April 10, 2014 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. rs

    Whoa! Stop the presses. A faux-tattoo version of the U.S. Constitution on an actresses' back for a magazine cover.... has a mistake.... stunning!
    Sorry, CNN- a misfile, this one belongs someplace else.

    April 10, 2014 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  6. Joe

    Why is this important? Because the Constitution was a coop against the people who actually fought the war. Thomas Jefferson was opposed to the Constitution because it didn't guarantee rights against our federal government. The people who signed the DOI like John Hancock were anti-federalists; they gave us the Bill of Rights.

    April 10, 2014 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Dominican mama 4 Obama

    WHY are we even talking about this here?
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    Never liked Seinfeld. I'm more of a GoT [Game of Thrones] man, myself. Lots of political intrigue.
    I'm glad they have devoted more time towards the plot than the cheap thrills with each season.

    April 10, 2014 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  8. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    DM, you go girl!!!

    April 10, 2014 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  9. Hector Slagg

    Uh,
    It is long overdue that too many people ignore the Constitution. Because of that we have the Government we have today. The Liberals and Progressives and people that elected them are in for a big shock.

    April 10, 2014 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    Rolling Stone is a liberal publication.........the liberals are totally ignoring the Declaration of Independence, and the constitution of the U.S. They are total subversives, who are attacking the freedom of this country, at every turn.

    April 10, 2014 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  11. smith

    slow news day????

    April 10, 2014 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  12. Chris-E...al

    Looks good from the head up . To me / to much ink regardless of subject ? But you know thats the in thing ?

    April 10, 2014 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Jason

    I know what's wrong..it's HERBIE Hancock.
    Everyone knows that...

    April 10, 2014 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  14. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    It's really pathetic when one can post a comment telling the President to jump off a building but another can't even say hi to a friend....liberal media my great Aunt Bessy's rear.

    April 10, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    "Ye shall not...Print any marks upon you: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD" (LEVITICUS 19: 28,34) "I counsel thee...that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear" (Revelation 3: 18) Women are the Bride of Christ Who says "Be ye Holy: for
    I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD" (Leviticus 20: 7) HOLINESS "without which No Man shall see The LORD"

    April 10, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  16. Anonymous

    "Sniffit
    Who in their right mind is paying any attention to the accuracy of the tattoo in that photo? Man...it's like she doesn't even age. Good for her.

    April 10, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am"|

    Maybe that's why the editors messed up on the correct document - the luscious pose kept distracting them!

    April 10, 2014 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  17. Malory Archer

    Chris-E...al

    Looks good from the head up . To me / to much ink regardless of subject ? But you know thats the in thing ?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, except it's not real – it's PHOTOSHOPPED! OMG – Please tell me you knew that and are just pretending to be obtuse!!!

    April 10, 2014 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  18. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Never liked Seinfeld. It never appealed to me but hats off to JLD to still have IT at her age!!! You go girl!

    April 10, 2014 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  19. Silence DoGood

    @Phyllis Gwendoline Williams
    "Ye shall not...Print any marks upon you: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD" (LEVITICUS 19: 28,34) "I counsel thee...that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear" (Revelation 3: 18) Women are the Bride of Christ Who says "Be ye Holy: for
    I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD" (Leviticus 20: 7) HOLINESS "without which No Man shall see The LORD"
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    Right now I am thanking God, Allah, Buddha, and nature's Goddess that the USA is not a Christian Theocracy.
    Can you imagine this person making moral laws as a politician?
    Don't laugh – there are powerful people in the US that would want a Theocracy.

    April 10, 2014 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  20. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Silence, I like most blacks, was raised in the church. Bible study, choir, vacation bible school, etc. But THAT would scare the bejeezus out of me. It would be like living under the Taliban.

    April 10, 2014 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  21. Silence DoGood

    @Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....
    Silence, I like most blacks, was raised in the church. Bible study, choir, vacation bible school, etc. But THAT would scare the bejeezus out of me. It would be like living under the Taliban.
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    Just like the Founders of this Great Land, we should be all about discussion, philosophy, and all manner of religious tolerance. Our collective morality should dictate our future, not one sect of one religion.

    “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”
    ~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 17872

    April 10, 2014 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |