John Travolta flubbed Idina Menzel’s name, and the Internet won’t ‘Let it Go’

And the award for worst (best?) name flub goes to … John Travolta!

Say it with us: Eh-deen-a Men-zel.


Actual name: Idina Menzel. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Travolta introduced Tony Award-winning star Idina Menzel as — the consensus appears to be — Adele Dazeem. Menzel, who voiced Elsa in Disney’s animated hit “Frozen,” performed “Let It Go,” which won the Oscar for best original song.

The gaffe proved too delicious for Twitter users, who pounced on Travolta’s mispronunciation, with parody accounts like @AdelaDazeem and @AdeleDazeem.

And yes, “you had one job” jokes were made.

Menzel hasn’t tweeted about the flub, but her social media-crowned alter-ego is apparently taking it in stride.

Update:  According to Slate, “you’re no one until you’ve had your name mangled by a confused, squinting John Travolta.” They created the Adele Dazeem Name Generator so you can do just that. My “Travoltified” name is Brandon-Lee Butter.

This post has been  updated since it was first published.

Bethonie Butler is a producer and a reporter on The Post’s engagement team. She oversees online comments and has also contributed to The Style Blog and She The People.

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