The Shmooze

John Travolta Mispronounces Idina Menzel's Name

By Anne Cohen

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If your name is actually Adela Dazeem, you may be getting a lot of unwanted tweets today.

The Twitterverse exploded during last night’s Oscar ceremony, when a confused John Travolta mispronounced singer Idina Menzel’s name, accidentally referring to her as Adela Dazeem.

Menzel got a standing ovation for her performance of the Academy Award-winning song “Let It Go” from this year’s Disney sensation, “Frozen.”

But the damage was done. 0.02 seconds later, a meme was born. A Twitter account has already been set up for @AdelaDazeem. As of today, it has 13, 500 followers.

And yes, good ol’ Buzzfeed has a list called “If John Travolta Had To Pronounce Everyone’s Name At The Oscars.” Highlights include Jart Liters (Jared Leto), Lunesta Knee-Congo (Lupita Nyong’o), Janet Loorenstein (Jennifer Lawrence), and Leonart DiCamry (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Funnily enough, this photo was snapped backstage as John was studying his script.

Come on, say it with me John, I-DI-NA MEN-ZEL.


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