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Rolling Stone Mistakenly Plants John Hancock on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Back

Rolling Stone’s newest cover story features Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of HBO’s Veep. Louis-Dreyfus is naked on the cover, with an excerpt from the U.S. Constitution drawn on her back, followed by the celebrated signature of John Hancock.

But John Hancock was not one of the signers of the Constitution. He didn’t attend the constitutional convention and in fact, in a 1788 speech he gave as governor of Massachusetts, Hancock avoided endorsing the constitution and repeatedly noted how much opposition there was to adopting it.

Hancock’s signature is actually on the Declaration of Independence.

UPDATE: 4:44 p.m. Julia Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the mistake on her Veep Director of Communications Mike McLintock.


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