Calm down, everyone. Former Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette did not insult a fellow athlete, says she.

Rochette received a lot of angry replies on Twitter Friday when she tweeted in French about the performance of Canadian skater Patrick Chan, who won silver in the mens' program.

Many people responded to Rochette's tweet, which translates to "He had gold on a silver platter. He took the platter" by saying it was in bad taste to mock Chan.

But Rochette says that her commentary was a play on words that was lost in translation. She was also tweeting in support of the silver medalist before and after his performance.

But still more people took issue with the tweet.

Guess not everyone remembers the lessons from their core French classes.

What do you think? Was Rochette's tweet rude or just fair commentary from a former Olympian?


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    (From L) Canada's silver medalist Patrick Chan, Japan's gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu and Kazakhstan's bronze medalist Denis Ten pose on the podium during the Men's Figure Skating Flower Ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Patrick Chan of Canada falls as he competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Patrick Chan performs in the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Patrick Chan reacts in the kiss and cry zone the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Patrick Chan of Canada reacts after he competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Patrick Chan of Canada competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Patrick Chan with coach Kathy Johnson react in the kiss and cry zone the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Kevin Reynolds of Canada waits for his score after competing during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Kevin Reynolds performs during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)