Earlier this week, in an Instagram Live video,
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers, openly mocked fellow Miss Universe contestants Miss Vietnam and Miss Cambodia. Summers, along with her fellow contestants, Miss Colombia Valeria Moralesand and Miss Australia Francesca Hung, called Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie “cute.” However, then came up with a comment of how the latter had been pretending to know English.
Later in the video, Summers brought up Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat, and referenced how she can’t speak any English either. She called her “Poor Cambodia!” and said how isolating it would have been for her.
However, the reaction to this video was swift and rapid. The social media highly criticized Summers for her insensitive racist comments.
“All 3 of you should be disqualified from the pageant for this disgusting display of ignorance,” one commented.
Nevertheless, Summers later posted an apology through her Instagram post. “My life, friendships, and career revolve around me being a compassionate and empathetic woman. I would never intend to hurt another.”