It was an honest mistake many feel. However, the aging 65 year old actor didn’t realize the real Taylor Swift was still sitting in the crowd for the MTV Video Music Awards. While at the VMAs, John got confused as drag queen Jade Jolie was on stage with him. He turned to hand over the award, then realized the error.
In all fairness, Jade does look quite similar to Taylor, and is known for doing a spot-on impression of Taylor Swift. Jade was dressed much like Taylor Swift would be and with everything else going on, Travolta got razzled. However, who can blame Travolta for making the little slip-up? Some people are shockingly upset over this, while others found the moment rather amusing.
The award was being presented to Taylor Swift for ‘You Need to Calm Down’. Certainly RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jolie received more attention after the incident. Jade Jolie looked a bit confused as well and shrugged off the mistake later giving Travolta a hug.
Eventually, Taylor Swift did end up with the award after all. However, nearly everyone noticed what happened in the crowd. It didn’t take long for this to spread on social media afterwards.
This isn’t the first time Travolta got confused at an awards show presentation. Back during the 2014 Oscars, John introduced actress and singer Idina Menzel. For whatever different reason, he called her Adele Dazeem.
Later, being the nice guy he is, John sent a really huge bouquet of flowers to her dressing room as an apology for the embarrassing mix-up.
John Travolta has been around for quite some time in the entertainment business. Not only is he an actor but he is a film producer, dancer, and singer.
His roots in the industry date back to the 1970’s after appearing in Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). John later went on to have a fruitful film career and married actress Kelly Preston. They had three children together.
(Source: LAD Bible)