TV presenter sparks fury as he mocks Queens death by popping champagne on air
An Argentinian online show host has come under fire from royal fans after he appeared to celebrate the death of Queen Elizabeth II by popping open a bottle of champagne.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of the Queen at around 8pm on September 8, in a statement which said: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."
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Since the news broke, celebrities, politicians and royal fans around the world have paid tribute to the longest-reigning British monarch.
However, journalist Santiago Cuneo appeared happy about the news that the 96-year-old has passed away in a clip that has since gone viral on Twitter.
In the original video, which has since been taken offline, he calls her an "old woman" as she toasted the news with a bottle of champagne.
Referring to the announcement, he said it was "British s**t" and "good news."
Elsewhere, Cuneo said: "The right person has died,’ and ‘The old woman finally went to hell."
In a post on Twitter, translated from Spanish, he said: "The old bag of s**t died!!!! Immense and eternal joy!!!"
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The clip has sparked disgust across social media, with one person writing: "A disgrace, what a lack of respect! He may not like the monarchy but he could respect a deceased person.
"Apparently, you have to be rude to gain an audience, what a sad world. If this man was a little smarter he would know that the queen has no political power."
Another wrote: "What a horrible thing… how much bad taste."
Cuneo, a politician and businessman as well as journalist, became known for hosting Uno Mas Uno Tres, that was broadcast from 2013 to 2018.
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