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The Stonewall Brick Appears on EW's Pride Cover for Some Reason

The Stonewall Brick Appears on EW's Pride Cover for Some Reason

The Stonewall Brick Appears on EW's Pride Cover for Some Reason

Opinions are split on the stunning Jack Hughes illustration.

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Entertainment Weekly honored some of our favorite LGBTQ+ stars for their Pride issue including Kate McKinnon, Freddie Mercury, Lil Nas X, Laverne Cox, and...the first brick thrown at Stonewall?

You read that correctly! Inspired by great murals of the '20s and '30s, illustrator Jack Hughes' cover was designed to pay "tribute to the central role LGBTQ artists have had in Hollywood from its very beginnings." The full version of the mural shows Ellen Degeneres rubbing elbows with Rock Hudson, Kristen Stewart dancing with Lily Tomlin, and more shenanigans during a glitzy party up in the Hollywood Hills. 

The cover is admittedly stunning. Dan Levy, who stands next to John Waters in the full version of the image, shared it with a thanks and a joke: "What I would give to be embraced by John Waters while standing in front of Marlene Dietrich while also managing to pull off a turtleneck!"

But Twitter users were quick to point out a detail in the background of the full image...

A brick is positioned on the floor behind Lil Nas X, seemingly an homage to the historic first brick Marsha P. Johnson threw at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 which launched the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement.

The memes came like an avalanche:

And then came the questions...

Miss Brick, along with everyone else on the beautiful cover, is certainly serving! Though she might've been better served in the hand of the woman that threw her.

What do you think of the cover? Tell us in the comments!

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!