John Travolta on ‘Adele Dazeem’ Oscar Flub: ‘I've Been Beating Myself Up’

John Travolta on 'Adele Dazeem' Oscar Flub: 'I've Been Beating Myself Up'

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Travolta's mangling of Idina Menzel's name provided one of Oscar night's most memorable moments

John Travolta has apparently pulled it together enough to say something that won't have the world scratching its head in  confusion.

Travolta, who famously flubbed the name of singer Idina Menzel while introducing her at Sunday night's Oscars, has finally addressed the topic, saying that the incident has thrown him into a (presumably figurative) bout of self-pummeling.

See video: John Travolta Butchers Idina Menzel's Name, Inspiring ‘Adele Dazeem’ Madness

“I've been beating myself up all day,” Travolta said in the statement. However, Travolta added that he thinks it's time for the world to put the incident aside — and he even said so with a clever reference to the brain fart heard 'round the world.

“Then I thought … what would Idina Menzel say, She'd say, Let it go, let it go!” Travolta added. “Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy ‘Frozen’ took home two Oscars Sunday night!”

Also read: Anna Kendrick, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jessica Biel Among Stars Who ‘Travoltafied’ Their Names

Travolta took a verbal chainsaw to Menzel's name as she was preparing to sing the song “Let it Go” from the film “Frozen.”

While speech analysts will likely be workng for decades to decipher what Travolta said, some people believe that he referred to Menzel as “Adele Dazeem” — an interpretation that almost immediately inspired a Twitter account using that name.

Watch Travolta's flub in the video below.

  • AJ

    What he said is not even close. I feel for the guy, be it nerves, bad contact lenses, or whatever, ruining Idina's (presumably) biggest career moment is tragic. How did he not memorize her name before hand?

    That said, there was a fair bit of stumbling in the intros this time around. Maybe the rain threw everybody off. ;)

    • Johnnyboi

      Ruining? He has given her so much free press its unbelievable! I'm from a Norway, and even we had front and center headlines on all major online news site quoting him and showing the clip, both with his failure to say it and her performances, including Ellens fixer. You could say he just made her career.

  • David

    John seems tense, I think he could use a good massage.

    • joeduffy2

      JOHN likes handsome massage therapists, and spending time in male bath houses, too!

      • Hellyg

        The truth speaks loudly in accusation!

      • SPIKE

        NO, BUT OBAMA DOES. HAS PLENTY OF GAY PALS WHO REMEMBER HIM FROM HIS CHICAGO GAY BATHHOUSE DAYS

        • joeduffy2

          Yes, both comments are true, because the GLOBE and
          National Enquirer said so!!

  • joeduffy2

    I believe Travolta's mistake is evidence of dyslexia while reading off a teleprompter. Of course, Scientology is unable to cure John of both his homosexuality and dyslexic jumbling of letters!

    • Hellyg

      What crap you speak! Evidently a sign that you don't always have brain to mouth engagement too. I never heard of her before this so I guess she's lucky. I just Googled who she was. Now thanks to John she has another fan!

    • SPIKE

      WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF HOMOPHOBES

      • joeduffy2

        Spike: Scientologists are the homophobes in that they consider the Homo's to be close to the lowest forms of existence on the Tone Scale which evaluates your human condition/state of mind. Therefore, it is a logical contradiction that John Travolta remains an advanced O.T. in LRon's cult and a closeted gay actor simultaneously. And Travolta's Oscar jumble = Dyslexia condition which ‘Dianetcs’ hasn't cured!

  • dannyjude63

    This video is Private???? Then why is it here?????

  • Jim

    John Travolta on ‘Adele Dazeem’ Oscar Flub: ‘I've Been Beating Myself Up’

    A Scientologist or whatever, and he's beating himself. There you go.

  • SPIKE

    jUST GOES TO SHOW HOW MANY SNARKY LITTLE TWITTER DWEEBS ARE JUST WAITING TO POUNCE ON ANY CELEBRITY WHO FLUBS ANYTHING. TO ALL OF YOU NERDS WHO DON'T PRODUCE ANYTHING AND JUST “SPECTATE” ON WHAT OTHERS DO: GET A LIFE!