John Travolta on mispronouncing Idina Menzel’s name at Oscars
John Travolta has issued a statement about mispronouncing Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday.
John Travolta said: “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!”
John Travolta was referring to the award-winning song Let it Go, which Idina Menzel performed after his mangled introduction.
On Sunday night’s Academy Awards show, John Travolta appeared to welcome Idina Menzel on stage, but seemed to say the name “Adele Dazeem”.
Frozen, which was made by Disney, picked up the awards for best animated film and best original song.
Shortly after John Travolta’s mistake, a Twitter account with the handle @adeladazeem was created and has more than 20,000 followers.
Other sites launched a name generator, in the style of the actor’s error.
Idina Menzel, an accomplished theatre actor, is due to star in a new Broadway musical, If/Then, about a women who moves to New York in search of a new life.
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