Kim Kardashian Angers Fans As She’s Gifted ‘Piece Of Marilyn Monroe’

Kim K Hair: Kim Kardashian received a gift from 'Marilyn Monroe's body' before stepping out on the Met Gala red carpet in the icon's dress.
Credit: @ripleysbelieveitornot/Instagram

Kim Kardashian received a gift from ‘Marilyn Monroe’s body’ before stepping out on the Met Gala red carpet in the icon’s ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ dress

The reality star received a ‘lock of Monroe’s hair’ from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in Orlando, Florida, when she went to the headquarters for a fitting.

Documenting the moment, the museum took to Instagram and said: “During @kimkardashian’s Met Gala dress fitting at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! HQ, our team surprised her with a silver box that contained an actual lock of Marilyn’s iconic platinum hair.⁠

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“The Ripley’s team also filled her Met Gala dressing room with a trove of Marilyn Monroe and JFK memorabilia to help inspire her look.⁠”

Since being shared on the museum’s official page, it has received over 13,000 likes. However, many Monroe fans have been left angered by the news.

In the comments, one fumed: “I liked Ripley’s till I read this. Why the f*** would you gift her hair?”

“Clone her? Crazy voodoo s***? Channel her? Open your eyes, @ripleysbelieveitornot!” another added.

In agreement, a third said: “That’s really weird… Very strange for y’all to do that.”

Outraged, someone else penned: “You ruined history and decreased the iconic image of a Marilyn Monroe historical moment!”

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When appearing on the red carpet in the glamorous gown, the SKIMS owner told Vogue that she almost ‘cried’ when it came to the fitting.

Discussing her weight, she said: “I always thought she [Marilyn] was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller.

“So when it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because it can’t be altered at all.”

The 41-year-old went on to add that she went on a strict ‘diet’ so she could fit in the dress properly.

Explaining herself, Kardashian commented: “I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein. I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.