Did John Travolta have a stroke while introducing Idina Menzel at Sunday night’s Oscars? That’s what people on Twitter wondered after he botched her name in spectacular fashion.
The incident kicked up quite a discussion on Monday, when some came to Travolta's defense by pointing out that the "Saturday Night Fever" actor reportedly has dyslexia. But others cut him no slack, pointing out that learning lines correctly is how he makes a living and he probably attended a rehearsal for the big night.
His job was simple: Introduce the Broadway star, who appeared on the show to sing her hit, “Let It Go,” from “Frozen.”
But when he said her name, what he said sounded something like “Adele Dazim” or "Adele Nazeem," which quickly became the talk on Twitter, where someone noted that it was a good thing Travolta wasn’t introducing the cast of “12 Years A Slave.”
Tweeted Rosie O’Donnell: “I'll have the ADAHZEE MAZINE with sauce on the side.”
Warned one fan of the “Wicked” star: “Dear John Travolta, I'm pretty sure Idina Menzel fans won't Let It Go for quite some time.”