Reigning Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, has apologized for remarks she made mocking Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie for not being able to speak English.

The video clip that was posted to social media shows Summers, along with Miss Columbia, Valeria Morales, and Miss Australia, Francesca Hung, mocking Nie for not speaking English well enough. The women also openly discuss that Miss Cambodia, Rern Sinat, doesn’t speak English at all and how difficult it must be for her.

In the video Summers says to the camera about Miss Cambodia, “Can you imagine? Francesca said that would be so isolating, and I said, yes and just confusing all the time."

After posting the video to social media, Summers received instant backlash as one commenter said, “The future Miss Universe should not be an ambassador of bullying.”

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Another commenter posted that it is a “shameful display of meanness poorly masked as empathy.”

Summers issued an apology Thursday morning on Instagram writing, “In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realize can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologize.”

Summers also offered the opportunity to discuss the situation with Nie and Sinat in her post. She wrote, “I am grateful for opportunities to speak with Nat, Miss Cambodia, and H’Hen, Miss Vietnam, directly about this experience. These are the moments that matter most to me."

Summer’s mother, Desiree, told TMZ that her daughter’s comments were taken out of context. "She in no way meant any harm. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body... [Summer] was just recreating how Miss Vietnam acts when she doesn’t understand what someone is saying. She wasn’t trying to mock her," she told the outlet.

The mocking incident with Summers occurred at the Miss Universe pageant being held in Thailand.

Summers' Instagram profile reads, “#ifyoudonthaveanythingnicetosaydontsayanythingatall.”

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Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers has issued an apology for mocking Miss Vietnam for not speaking English. Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers visits the Build Series at Build Studio on May 23, 2018 in New York City. Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil