Megan Fox's "King Lear" Misquote

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Megan Fox's "King Lear" Misquote
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Shakespeare's "King Lear" was first performed in 1606 and was one of 10 tragedies penned by the Bard of Avon. Now you know more about the play than Megan Fox does!

We've already covered Miss Fox once, but the girl's got a few questionable tats, the most egregious of which is the phrase "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies" on her right shoulder. It references a line from "King Lear," and while the bard's words are timeless and make for great theoretical ink, Fox's phrase of choice is actually a misquote.

That's right. She misquoted Shakespeare -- not on a test, but on her flesh. The actual text reads: "… so we'll live, and pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh at gilded butterflies." It's spoken by Lear to his daughter in the play's final act and is referencing the love and camaraderie the two share. It's a beautiful sentiment, but Fox really should've double-checked her source material before going under the needle.

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