Meet Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard:

Heres Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards Sharp Response to Questions About Whether Her Boyfriend Is Gay

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Prime Minister Gillard is dating a professional hairdresser named Tim Mathieson:

Heres Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards Sharp Response to Questions About Whether Her Boyfriend Is Gay

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Here’s a picture of the couple:

Heres Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards Sharp Response to Questions About Whether Her Boyfriend Is Gay

Aren’t they cute? (Getty Images)

And here’s something interesting: Because Mathieson is a hairdresser, rumors persist that he might be gay. Because, you know, all hairdressers are gay (yeah, we don’t get it either).

Now meet Howard Sattler, the Australian radio host who asked Prime Minister Gillard about Mathieson’s rumored homosexuality:

Heres Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards Sharp Response to Questions About Whether Her Boyfriend Is Gay

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Gillard responded to his question by saying it was “absurd.” But Sattler persisted, implying that Mathieson’s profession as a hairdresser may lend credibility to the rumors.

This is how Gillard responded:

… to all the hairdressers out there, including the men who are listening, I don’t think in life one can actually look at a whole profession, full of different human beings, and say “Gee, we know something about everyone of those human beings’ … it’s absurd isn’t it?”

Still, Sattler continued in his line of questioning — and was promptly suspended by his superiors after the interview, according to ABC News:

MORAL OF THE STORY: Don’t badger your country’s leader with questions about the sexual orientation of their significant other.

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