The actor got the 'Frozen' singer's name very, very wrong in his Oscars speech.
John Travolta has felt compelled to apologize after he made a mess of the pronunciation of singer Idina Menzel's name when tasked with introducing the Frozen singer at Sunday's Oscars. Travolta had one job at the ceremony - to introduce Menzel who sang 'Let It Go' live - but made a hash of her name, producing something that sounded like "Adela Dazeem."
John Travolta Has Apologised For Getting Singer Idina Menzel's Name Wrong At The Oscars.
Travolta's error was quickly picked up upon by Twitter users who ridiculed the Pulp Fiction star for his goof. A spoof Twitter account under the name "Adela Dazeem" was quickly set up and tweeted "THANK YOU, JORN TROMOLTO!" after John's introduction speech aired. Slate magazine created a "Travoltify" app on its website, allowing users to generate their own scrambled names: "You're no one until you've had your name mangled by a confused, squinting John Travolta."
Idina Menzel Became "Adela Dazeem" For The Night Thanks To John Travolta.
In response to the storm of scorn and mirth, Travolta has issued an apology, saying "I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought...what would Idina Menzel say. She'd say, Let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!" However, hilariously, CNN reports that the statement Travolta sent was pretty "distorted" too and contained fragments of sentences and errors.
Travolta's Apology Statement Was Apparently Pretty Incoherent Too.
Menzel, who sang the Oscar-winning song 'Let It Go' from Disney's wintery fairytale Frozen, has not commented publically on Travolta's blunder. The Broadway singer is presumably still on a high after the elation of Sunday's Oscars where her movie also picked up Best Animated Feature Film and she performed the track live.
Starring Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff, the snowy musical became one of Disney's highest grossing movie of all time when it dominated the box office over the Christmas period, earning $1 billion.