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John Travolta: 'I've Been Beating Myself Up All Day' Over Idina Menzel Oscars Flub
The actor mispronounced the "Frozen" star's name while introducing her at the Oscars Sunday night
Though Idina Menzel was the "Frozen" actress who performed the Oscar-winning original song "Let It Go" on Sunday night, it was presenter John Travolta who was left in the cold when he mispronounced her name.
The three-time music-movie actor ("Saturday Night Fever," "Grease" and "Hairspray") introduced the Broadway boldface as "the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Nazeem," just before Menzel belted out the anthem amid glistening floor-to-ceiling jewels. The name flub immediately triggered a social media outburst, with viewers and celebrities alike wondering what went wrong.
Amid speculations about the Oscar teleprompter and even rumors of dyslexia, Travolta issued a statement through his publicist on Tuesday, according to Today.com:
"I've been beating myself up all day. 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!"
Menzel, noted for her stage roles in "Rent" and "Wicked" (as well as "Enchanted" and "Glee" in Tinseltown), doesn't seem bothered by it anyway, as she has yet to make a comment on the name flub.
Meanwhile, Menzel is currently working on Broadway production "If/Then." Netflix capitalized on Travolta's name flub with lighthearted promotional tweets.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.