A TV presenter caused a stir after he opened a bottle of champagne and happily cheered that "the old b**** has died" following the tragic death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Santiago Cúneo, a politician and journalist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was in the middle of hosting a TV show when Her Majesty's passing was announced.
Cúneo is then seen surrounded by white and blue balloons, the colours of Argentina's flag, while the host pours himself a glass of fizz and starts nibbling on finger sandwiches while a cruel message flashes on the screen, reading: "The old bag of s*** has died".
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Celebrating her passing, the controversial host said: "The old b**** has died."
"She’s done for good," he added. "Loud applause for Satan who has finally taken her."
Anti-royal sentiment in Argentina comes mostly from the 1982 Falklands War, which saw the UK dispatch a naval task force to take back control of the Falkland Islands off the coast of the South American nation after the Argentines invaded.
However the view is not shared by everyone in the nation, and Argentina’s government officially mourned the Queen’s passing with a message that it "accompanies the British people and her family in this moment of grief."
And while some on Twitter found the sick display amusing, others were quick to say he doesn't represent Argentina.
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One wrote: "I am Argentinian and this guy doesn’t represent me. We are sorry for this loss."
Cúneo isn't just a TV host, but also a member of the left-wing populist Justicialist Party in Argentina which is currently in power.
Cúneo has courted controversy in the past and was even fired from a cable news channel in 2018 after he was accused of spouting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, including claiming there was a plot to create a Jewish state in parts of Argentina and Chile.
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Her Majesty passed away peacefully earlier this week (September 8) at Balmoral Palace, with members of her family rushing to be by her side.
The new King Charles III addressed the nation for the first time last night (September 9), saying that like his mother, he would now dedicate his life to the service of his people.
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