Despite the past grievances, Argentina’s government officially mourned the Queen’s passing, saying that it “accompanies the British people and her family in this moment of grief.”
Cúneo, a member of the ruling Justicialist Party in Argentina, is no stranger to controversy.
In 2018, he was fired by the cable news channel Cronica TV after he was accused of spouting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, including an alleged plot to create a Jewish state in parts of Argentina and Chile.
While some Twitter users laughed at Cúneo’s mockery of the Queen’s death, others denounced him, saying he does not represent Argentina.
“I am Argentinian and this guy doesn’t represent me. We are sorry for this loss,” a Twitter user wrote.
The Queen’s death was met with mockery and glee elsewhere on social media where many Twitter users summoned their anti-British animus as well as their distaste for monarchies and royal families.
Jeff Bezos, the Amazon co-founder and one of the world’s richest people, blasted a Carnegie Mellon professor who tweeted that she hoped the Queen suffered an “excruciating” death, citing British colonialism in the developing world.