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Karl Lagerfeld Didn't Call Francois Hollande an Idiot

Karl Lagerfeld "Obviously" Didn't Call the French President an "Idiot"


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Karl Lagerfeld said he didn't call French President Francois Hollande an "idiot" in a recent interview with Marie Claire España, claiming that his quote was lost in translation.

"Obviously I did not say that," Lagerfeld said on French television, responding to demands for an apology from French politician — and Hollande's former partner — Segolene Royal on Sunday. "So I don't have to apologize because I didn't say it."

Lagerfeld said in reality, he finds President Hollande "funny, spiritual and very, very intelligent," and said the idea that he would insult Hollande is "frankly absurd."

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Be that as it may, a translation of Lagerfeld's interview with the Spanish magazine included a criticism of Hollande's new 75 percent income tax on French citizens who earn more than €1 million (around $1.3 million) a year.

"It's a disaster," the translation said. "He wants to punish (the rich) and of course they leave and no one invests."

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