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.
Il avait l'or sur un plateau d'argent. Il a pris le plateau.— Joannie Rochette (@JoannieRochette) February 14, 2014
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.
Harsh "@JoannieRochette: Il avait l'or sur un plateau d'argent. Il a pris le plateau.”— Sean Dennis (@sean_dennis) February 14, 2014
For the English speakers, my last tweet was a word game in French. I am 100% behind Patrick and wanted him to win so badly. So proud of him!— Joannie Rochette (@JoannieRochette) February 14, 2014
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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