Did John Travolta Mistake Taylor Swift's Drag-Queen Double for Her at the VMAs?

August 27, 2019

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"Adele Dazeem," part two! John Travolta appeared to make another major awards-show blunder at Monday's MTV Video Music Awards when he mistook drag queen Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift while handing out the award for Video of the Year. Footage shows Travolta appearing to try to give the Moon Man statue to Jolie--who plays a Swift lookalike in the "You Need to Calm Down" visual--while the real Swift was still out in the audience hugging those around her. Jolie gives Travolta a big smile and appears to extend an arm for a side hug, but never takes the trophy from him. Meanwhile, it seems Travolta knew he might mess up the big moment. Before announcing the Video of the Year winner alongside his Hairspray co-star Queen Latifah, Travolta joked, “I shouldn’t do this because I’ll just mispronounce s**t and f**k it up." At the 2014 Oscars, Travolta appeared to misread a cue card while introducing Idina Menzel for her live performance of Best Song nominee "Let It Go," infamously calling her "Adele Dazeem."