John Travolta mistook a drag queen for Taylor Swift during VMAs presentation
In recent years, Grease star John Travolta has become less of an iconic Hollywood legend, and more of a walking, talking meme generator - especially when it comes to award shows.
Back at the 2014 Oscars, Travolta was given the relatively simple task of introducing Broadway star Idina Menzel, who would be singing her smash-hit 'Let It Go' from the Disney movie, Frozen. However, Travolta totally forgot Menzel's name, so he did what all professionals would do - he just made one up.
Let's relive that WICKEDLY beautiful moment:
(I genuinely watch that video whenever I'm having a bad day, because that is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. His face afterward is classic.)
And unbelievably, Travolta has had yet another 'Adele Dazeem' moment last night at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, when he mistook drag star Jade Jolie for the woman he was actually supposed to be presenting the award to, Taylor Swift.
Check out the painfully awkward moment below:
Now, I'm a big fan of both RuPaul's Drag Race and Taylor Swift, so I may be a little biased, but surely anybody could tell these two apart when they're four-feet away from you, right??
Taylor was onstage to accept the award for the prestigious 'Video of the Year' award for her incredibly LGBTQ+ positive track, 'You Need To Calm Down'. Swift accepted the award flanked by a number of stars who made cameos in said video, including drag queen Jade Jolie.
Jade Jolie is the stage name of American drag queen Josh Green, who has carved out a niche for himself as a Taylor Swift impersonator. Jolie found international fame as a contestant on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she placed eighth.
Fortunately, Jolie being the professional that she is simply laughed off the flub!
What's even more amazing is that Travolta seemed to predict an incoming faux pas when he handed the envelope over to Queen Latifah (shoutout for that Hairspray reunion), saying: "You’d better do it because I’ll mispronounce s*** and f*** it up."
But despite being oh-so self-aware about his 'Adele Dazeem' moment, I bet the Saturday Night Fever star never expected to become a meme all over again.