Sarah Rose Summers is under attack after a video of her Miss Universe competitors who do not speak English appeared online.
According to E!, Summers joined Miss Colombia Valeria Morales and Miss Australia Francesca Hung during a Live Instagram where they discussed the contest competition. Summers brought special attention to Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat and Miss Vietnam H & N; Hen, who are not fluent in English.
"What do you think of Miss Vietnam Nie?" Summers asks in the video. "She's so cute and pretends she knows so much English and then asks a question after having a whole conversation with her and goes [nods and smiles]"she says, laughing. She's adorable. "Morales asks her," how? "and Summers does the imitation again.
Later in the video, Summers brings Sinat and makes more narrow-minded comments. "Miss Cambodia is here and she does not speak English, and no one else speaks your language. Can you imagine?"
I can imagine a competitor who does not speak English in the Miss Universe Contest? Yes, I really can.
Sinat's speech, which does not speak English, seems to be a pressing theme for Summers, who admits gossiping about it in the video. "Francesca said that would be so isolating. [for Sinat] and I said yes and just confused all the time. "Confusing for who, exactly?" Summers did not say.
She ends her comments with a pity, "Poor Cambodia."
Filming became viral with many expressing their disappointment in social media. Some have pointed out that the contest is an international competition, while others have accused Summers of being xenophobic. Miss USA's comments also come in the wake of Trump announcing plans to deport Vietnam war refugees.