It’s true, believe it or notKim Kardashian did It is notDamage Marilyn MonroeThe company that owns the dress.

Earlier this week, new photos showing wear-and-tear on the crystal-encrusted garment—first donned by Marilyn in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy⁠—surfaced on social media, prompting an accusation that the Staying up with the Kardashians alum had somehow marred the iconic gown when she wore it to the 2022 Met Gala.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! issued a statement on June 16. The museum supported Kim’s decision to loan the gown to her. Kim wore the dress to the red carpet along with her boyfriend. Pete DavidsonBefore changing to a replica, she maintained that reality star “didn’t in any way damage the garment during the Met Gala”.

The statement stated that “our mission is both to entertain and educate visitors, fans and supporters” and added that sparking discussions such as the one around Marilyn Monroe’s gown does exactly that. The historical significance of the gown has been highlighted, regardless of which side you may be on. Marilyn Monroe has now inspired a new group of young people.