It is one thing when you fumble or call a star by another name, but John Travolta absolutely butchered Idina Menzel’s name at the 2014 Oscar Awards.
Here’s how it happened:
Adele Dazeem? Adela Dazeem?
The internet was also over Travolta’s fumble like a bad rash.
THANK YOU, JORN TROMOLTO!— Adela Dazeem (@AdelaDazeem) March 3, 2014
Travolta never bothered me anyway.— Adele Dazim (@AdeleDazim) March 3, 2014
We don’t think the Twitterverse will let Travolta forget his jumble any time soon:
i'll have the ADAHZEE MAZINE with sauce on the side"— Rosie (@Rosie) March 3, 2014
Thank goodness Travolta didn't introduce the "12 Years A Slave" cast. #oscars— Wendi Aarons (@WendiAarons) March 3, 2014
Mocking John Travolta for bumbling Idina Menzel's name takes our focus away from mocking his hair. #Perspective— Daniel Fienberg (@HitFixDaniel) March 3, 2014
“@BrittanyFurlan: Wow... John Travolta... I didn't think Scientologists drank?”— Inès (@realinesmja) March 3, 2014
Would you believe it was a repeat fumble?
Some say Travolta is dyslexic and are pretty incensed over all the fuss about the bumbling name mangle.
are people really making fun of john travolta like really now hes dyslexic— (@daaaanield) March 3, 2014
Then there are the ones who are not buying that:
The thing is that John Travolta now routinely reads all text backwards and sometimes forgets to back adjust for us normals.— John Hodgman (@hodgman) March 3, 2014
Regardless of whatever Travolta would have called the talented Idina - Adela Dazeem or Adele Dazim - the fact is that she rocked and Frozen won two Oscars.
And the fumble also worked Travolta’s favor as it took all the attention away from his horridly dubious hair.