NeNe Leakes has defended Miss Utah‘s answer fumble at the Miss USA pageant this past weekend. During the show, NeNe asked 20-year-old Marissa Powell what it says about society that women continue to earn less than men even though they are the primary earners in 40% of American families with children.
In a statement to People, NeNe said that she thinks the criticism will pass. She said, “We all make mistakes that often result in a miscommunication. Unfortunately, Miss Utah’s error was very public. I’m confident she will use this experience and learn from it.”