A television host, still angry from Britain’s shellacking of Argentina in the 1982 Falklands War, toasted Queen Elizabeth’s death on air.
Buenos Aires-based politician and journalist Santiago Cúneo was hosting a TV program when Buckingham Palace announced the death of Great Britain’s queen.
Surrounded by balloons sporting Argentina’s flag colors of blue and white, Cuneo poured a glass of champagne. He began eating finger sandwiches as a message flashed on the screen saying, “The old bag of s–t has died,” according to a New York Post report.
Cúneo crassly commemorated her death by saying that “the old b–ch has died.”
“She’s done for good,” the boorish broadcaster blatted before viewers. “Loud applause for Satan who has finally taken her.”
“The right person has died,” added Cuneo. “The old woman finally went to hell.”
A video clip of his macabre remarks went viral on social media but has since been removed from platforms, according to an Express report.
Cúneo is a member of the ruling Justicialist Party in Argentina and is no stranger to controversy, according to the report.
The government of Argentina issued a more appropriate state response to the British monarch’s death.
“The government of the Argentine Republic expresses its grief over her death and accompanies the British people and their family in their moment of mourning,” said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.
The host is apparently not the only person with similar sentiments about Queen Elizabeth but he and his ilk were vastly outnumbered by those who expressed disgust for him.
“I am Argentinian and this guy doesn’t represent me,” said one commenter on their Twitter account. “We are sorry for this loss.”
The tasteless TV personality was reportedly fired in 2018 by cable news channel Cronica TV after he was accused of sharing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, including an alleged plot to create a Jewish state in his country and Chile.
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