Kim Kardashian raises eyebrows saying people didn't know MARILYN MONROE before she wore her dress

Kim Kardashian has claimed that some people on social media didn't even know who Marilyn Monroe was before she wore her dress to the Met Gala


                            Kim Kardashian raises eyebrows saying people didn't know MARILYN MONROE before she wore her dress
Kim Kardashian made news last month when she arrived at the Met Gala in the exact gown that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’ to John F Kennedy in 1962 (@kimkardashian/Instagram; JFK Library)
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Kim Kardashian has claimed that some people on social media didn't even know who Marilyn Monroe was before she wore her dress to the Met Gala. Kardashian had made headlines last month when she arrived at the Met Gala in the exact gown that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’ to John F Kennedy in 1962. She borrowed the dress from ‘Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum.’

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After claiming that she shed 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into the dress, Kim still received criticism for being unworthy of donning the iconic outfit. She took more heat after it appeared in a clip that someone had physically squished her butt into the dress, and it was later shown that the dress had been damaged. Now, Kim has claimed on 'Today' that she discovered some social media users had no idea who Marilyn Monroe was prior to her wearing the icon's dress. She said, "That was the most shocking thing to me and that's why I was so happy to at least have that opportunity and that Ripley's gave me the opportunity to share this moment so that it could live on."

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"I respect her and I understand how much this dress means to American history. With the theme being American, I thought what is more American than Marilyn Monroe singing 'Happy Birthday' to the president of the United States,” Kim added. She went on to explain, "It was such a process. I showed up on the red carpet in a robe and slippers. I put the dress on the bottom of the carpet, went up the stairs, I probably had it on for four minutes and then I changed right at the top of the stairs.”

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Meanwhile, many on social media are still not happy with Kim Kardashian wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress. One person wrote, “What would you know about history or fashion? They lovingly preserve a lot of historical clothes. Including Queen Victoria’s wedding dress I believe. Clothes have meaning. Just cause you don’t care doesn’t mean they aren’t important.”

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“I personally don't give a crap about fashion and don't know the significance behind this specific dress of Marilyn's, but it clearly matters to other people and I myself just don't think that the damage done to the dress is worth Kim wearing it, like... Just wear a replica. Easy,” another person added.

“It always rubbed me the wrong way how Marilyn was so exploited by the media both in life and after she died. It makes me mad that Kim saw Marilyn and her legacy as a costume she could put on and damage, just feels like she didn't see her as a person but just a fashion statement..” yet another person remarked.

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Meanwhile, Kim also refuted claims that she ruined Marilyn's outfit, adding, "No. [Ripley's and I] worked together so well. There were handlers and gloves that put it on me." Earlier, Ripley's also released a statement denying that Kim ripped the dress in any way. Later, Kim responded to a question regarding the criticism she received for her quick weight loss. She said, "I looked at it like a role and I really wanted to wear this dress. It was really important to me. It actually taught me a lot about my lifestyle and my health. Since then, afterward, I continued to eat really healthy. I'm down 21 pounds now."

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"I'm not trying to lose any more weight but I have more energy than ever. I cut out so much sugar, and a lot of junk food I was eating. I just completely changed my lifestyle,” she added. 


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