Kim Kardashian speaks up on allegations of damaging Marilyn Monroe’s iconic outfit

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Kim Kardashian caught the entire world’s attention when she wore Marilyn Monroe’s classic outfit to the Met Gala 2022. However, the reality star recently hit the headlines for allegedly ruining the legendary outfit that she wore for the mega event. For the unversed, Marilyn Monroe wore the iconic dress to sing Happy Birthday to the then US president John F. Kennedy in 1962. However, Kim wearing the costume this year became a matter of discussion with photos allegedly claiming that she damaged the historic outfit by wearing it for the fashion event.


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Kim’s clarification

Kim Kardashian has now decided to shun all the allegations once and for all. The SKKN founder recently addressed the allegations during her interview with Today. Kim revealed that Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum assisted her in carefully putting on the dress for the limited amount of time that she wore it at the Met Gala. The beauty mogul created quite an uproar a week earlier when netizens lashed out at her for choosing to wear Marilyn Monroe’s outfit and then ruining it.

Response to the rumors

Kim Kardashian has officially denied in the same interview causing any damage to the iconic outfit. She said via Today, “No, and Ripley’s, we worked together so well,” Kim said. “There were handlers in gloves that put it on me.” The American television star further said that she wore the outfit for hardly around five minutes. She added, “It was such a process. I showed up to the red carpet in a robe and slippers, and I put the dress on the bottom of the carpet, went up the stairs. I probably had it on for 3 minutes, 4 minutes.”

Kim further went on to add that she respects Marilyn Monroe and that she understands what the dress means to American history.

Earlier trolls


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Kim Kardashian was trolled not only for wearing Monroe’s outfit, but a few netizens also called her out for losing weight ahead of the Met Gala 2022. The American TV personality, once again, decided to clap back at all the criticisms as she addressed the topic in one of her interviews.

Kim began her explanation in a recent interview by referring to Christian Bale. The starlet asked if it is acceptable when Bale did the same thing for a movie role. She also took Renee Zellweger’s name who had to gain weight for a movie role. Kim Kardashian explained the reason stating that it’s all the same to her when it comes to weight management. She referred to the extreme diets followed by Christian Bale for the 2004 film The Machinist and the 2013 film American Hustle.