John Travolta Speaks Out on His Idina Menzel/Adele Dazeem Oscars Flub
"I've been beating myself up all day," the Be Cool star said in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday, March 4. "Then I thought...What would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, 'Let it go, let it go!'" he quipped, referencing the Broadway star's performance of the song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen.
He added: "Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!" (The family friendly film won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for "Let It Go.")
Travolta first set off a firestorm of tweets on Sunday, March 2, when he mangled Menzel's name while introducing her at the 86th Academy Awards. "Please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Dazeem," he said.
The mixup was quickly immortalized in the form of a parody Adele Dazeem account on Twitter. It also inspired the John Travolta Name Generator from Slate, which "Travoltafies" any name that's typed into it.