Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Argentina President Mocks Chinese Accent On Twitter

 / Updated 
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez shake hands after signing documents following their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Rolex Dela Pena)Rolex Dela Pena / AP

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de KIrchner mocked Chinese accents in Spanish on Twitter after she met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign agreements between the two countries, which immediately became a trending topic on Twitter.

Fernandez de Kirchner tweeted out that 1,000 people had attended an event and wanted to know if it was for the "aloz" and "petloleo," using the letter "l" instead of "r' so it sounded like "lice" and "petloleum" instead of "rice" and "petroleum."

The tweet immediately was slammed on Twitter and retweeted more than 1,000 times in less than an hour.

After her tweet, the Argentinian president sent out another tweet saying (in Spanish,) "You know what? It's just that it's so much the excess of ridiculousness and absurdity that it can only be digested with humor. If not, they are very toxic."

This last tweet was retweeted by her administration's official Twitter account - but needless to say they did not retweet the one mocking Chinese accents in Spanish.

The latest Twitter fiasco comes as the President has faced scrutiny surrounding the mysterious death of a prosecutor who was investigating the government's involvement in a terrorist investigation involving Iranian officials.

MORE FROM news

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend nbcnews.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making nbcnews.com a better place.