Memo to celebrities: Next time you’re in a media bind, give Julia Louis-Dreyfus a ring-a-ling.
The leading lady of comedy, who appeared on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone in nothing but a back tattoo of the Constitution (a tribute to her role as Vice President Selina Meyers in “Veep”), was called out for the lack of historical accuracy in her ink.
Dear Rolling Stone magazine: if you put a naked, tattooed Julia Louis-Dreyfus on your cover, fact-check the tattoo http://t.co/oYtZr0CmjZ— Antti Isokangas (@AnttiIsokangas) April 10, 2014
John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. Duh.
Even the National Constitution Center got in on the fun.
George Washington to .@RollingStone - Thanks for the shout out but no Hancock here (picture from Signers' Hall). http://t.co/bUHBOblDTR— Constitution Center (@ConstitutionCtr) April 9, 2014
But Julia one-upped them all with this:
#TBT John Hancock not part of tattoo.It is a birthmark.1962 photo is proof. Apologies 2 @RollingStone#crackexcusepic.twitter.com/h9fYXGqBSo— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 10, 2014
Come on, guys. This is Elaine we’re talking about. You know better than to mess.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shuts Down Critics of Rolling Stone Cover