The past two days have been full of jokes and laughs at the expense of John Travolta after he butchered Idina Menzel’s name during the introduction to perform the Oscar winning song “Let It Go” from FROZEN.
It turns out the public isn’t alone on the subject. Travolta told E! News that he wasn’t very happy about the incident himself:
“I’ve been beating myself up all day,” the Be Cool star said in a statement to E! News. “Then I thought…What would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, ‘Let it go, let it go!’ Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!”
Word is Travolta was just fine during rehearsals on Saturday. So who knows what happened?
Idina apparently wasn’t thrown by the flub. E! News says a source said she hugged Travolta backstage after singing. “The Oscars were a dream come true for Idina,” the source said. “She wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of that.”
And yesterday, she tweeted, “Still pinching myself over my entire #Oscars experience. Dream come true.”