Julia Louis-Dreyfus blames nude photo on 'drunken stupor'

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "Veep" at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:31 PM ET

TORONTO — U.S. comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus borrowed Mayor Rob Ford’s excuse for smoking crack to explain why she’s naked on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

Louis-Dreyfus — star of Veep and a former Seinfeld cast member — appears nude with the U.S. Constitution stenciled on her back on the cover of the magazine that is set to hit newsstands Friday.

On her Twitter account Tuesday night, Louis-Dreyfus tweeted the cover with a short explanation:

“In my defence, ‘I was in a drunken stupor’ #crackexcuse.”

It’s the latest sign that Ford’s crack controversy and his “drunken stupor” defence have gained worldwide notoriety.

Last November, Ford admitted to smoking crack after denying using the drug for months.

“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Ford said on Nov. 5. “But no, do I (smoke crack), am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.”

The Rolling Stone cover, like Ford, isn’t perfect.

Almost as soon as it was posted online Tuesday, history buffs were quick to point out that John Hancock — whose signature appears just above the star’s backside — didn’t actually sign the constitution. Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence.


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