In 1984, the famous singer and French legend “Serge Gainsbourg” burned a 500 French franc note on television to protest against heavy taxation. Gainsbourg does it on live television to illustrate how much money he has left after paying taxes. He does everything from burning money to telling Whitney Houston he wants to fuck her, but always on live T.V.
My father told me that he has seen it live on television. He laughed at the action, and said with a proletarian lightness and an English accent “Burn motherfucker, burn! I love this son of a bitch.”