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Karl Lagerfeld Says He Never Called France’s Prez An "Imbecil"

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Unkle Karl doth protest too much!

Karl Lagerfeld is recanting the statement he made to Marie Claire Spain.

You know, the one about France's president Francois Hollande is an "idiot"?

The designer insists he said no such thing, explaining

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Karl Lagerfeld Is NOT Happy With France's "Idiot" President

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When Karl Lagerfeld speaks, the world listens!

Well, the fashion world anyway.

The blunt frontman for Chanel was recently asked, in Marie Claire Spain, about the newest taxes on France’s wealthiest citizens, and he called French President Francois Hollande an "idiot."

The Prez recently decided to tax the income of people who make over $1.31 million, or 1 million euros, by 75%, in hopes of helping the lower class.

The taxes along with high labor costs have sent unemployment in France to over 10 percent.

Unkle Karl called it a "disaster," and added:

"Outside of fashion, jewellery, perfume and wine, France isn't competitive. The rest of our products don't sell. Who buys French cars? I don't."

Preach!

Hmm…Maybe Unkle Karl should run for Prez next time!

He certainly would make the position more chic!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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