Miss Universe 2018: Miss USA Sarah Summers slammed for making fun of Miss Cambodia for not knowing any English
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers is being called out for being 'rude' and 'condescending' on an Instagram live stream reportedly on the last day of rehearsals.
In a shocking turn of events, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers is being called out for being "rude" and "condescending" on an Instagram live stream reportedly made on the last day of rehearsals for the Miss Universe 2018 pageant. In a video posted by Diet Prada, Summers, accompanied by Miss Universe Australia Francesca Hung and Miss Universe Colombia Valeria Morales are seen talking about Miss Universe Cambodia Rern Sinat, in a tone, many have called condescending.
In the video, Summers, Hung and Morales are hanging out together and grooving to some music while Summers mentioned that Sinat doesn't know "any English" and that "it must be isolating and confusing all the time". She also said that "no one here speaks her language".
Then she went on to say, "Poor Cambodia". "She pretends to know so much English and then after having an entire conversation with her she goes..." said the pageant contestant grinning widely and then bursting out laughing along with the two implying that Sinat doesn't understand their conversation. The account later posted that Hung and Summers had blocked them on Instagram.
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Regina George, is that you? This is basically like the most dramatic reality show, but condensed into 1 minute lol. @sarahrosesummers hopefully will prove that ignorance will not win you a @missuniverse title...whatever that means these days. This is basically what normalized xenophobia looks like. If she’s trying to show empathy, the condescending, intolerant tone tells a different story. A reminder that you’re participating in a competition in a country/continent where English is NOT the primary language. Cc: @francesca.hung @valeriamoralesd @rern_sinat (Miss Cambodia) • #sarahrosesummers #rernsinat #valeriamorales #francescahung #missuniverse2018 #missuniverse #missworld #missusa #missaustralia #misscolombia #beautyqueen #beautypageant #pageant #pageantlife #missamerica #wiwt #ootd #realityshow #meangirls #reginageorge #gossip #catty #lol #wtf #dietprada
"Regina George, is that you?", the post was captioned, referring to the teen flick that had a clique of mean girls who kept victimizing the new girl in school. "This is basically like the most dramatic reality show, but condensed into 1 minute [email protected] hopefully will prove that ignorance will not win you a @missuniverse title...whatever that means these days. This is basically what normalized xenophobia looks like. If she’s trying to show empathy, the condescending, intolerant tone tells a different story. A reminder that you’re participating in a competition in a country/continent where English is NOT the primary language," the post concluded.
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Social media users have also not taken this well. "How can @missuniverse ignore this videos like nothing has happened? They must be disqualified!" said a user, while another added, "We can pretty much assume her character by the way she spoke there. Well, I bet Sarah is asking her army of minions to intervene on her behalf on social media after this PR disaster her big mouth put her in."
Another Instagrammer went on to call her "ignorant" and some noted that she doesn't deserve the prestigious title. "You don't deserve any crown with your attitude!!! so what if she cant speak fluent english like you but she has a big heart to serve and to be a role model for miss universe !! .. that comment is just degrading. Attention @missuniverse," wrote the user. Another one wrote, "Miss USA.... She's in Bangkok, and she doesn't speak Tai.... that must be so isolating and confusing for her! 😏"
The beauty pageant will be held on December 17, 2018 at Impact, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor at the end of the event.