French President Francois Hollande pays $11,000 a month for haircuts

Photo by A. Bouirabdane

French President Francois Hollande’s taxpayers are delighted to spend $11,000 a month on their beloved leader’s haircuts.

From NPR:

“I can understand the questions, I can understand that there are judgements,” said [French government spokesman Stephane] Le Foll, as AFP reported. “Everyone has their hair done, don’t they?”

The amount Hollande pays his personal hairdresser is roughly the same as a government minister’s salary, according to The New York Times. The job comes with significant responsibilities: the hairdresser is “committed to secrecy and needs to be available 24/7,” France 24 reported.

French citizens are showing their support for Hollande’s haircut budget on Twitter:

Quand on flambe l’argent du contribuable on s’attend à un minimum de résultat. #CoiffeurGate

— Patrizio Cantello (@TheOwLisWatchin) July 13, 2016

Les photos privées qui justifient le salaire du coiffeur de #Hollande sont enfin dévoilées #CoiffeurGate

— Sarkoziste #NS2017 (@Sarkoziste) July 13, 2016

Pour la moitié du salaire proposé je veux bien m’occuper de la coiffure de François Hollande. #CoiffeurGate

— Rashmaninoff (@RasheedDaci) July 13, 2016

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