John Travolta Handed the VOTY Award to the Wrong Taylor Swift at the VMAs and Yep, There's Video

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Taylor Swift, Todrick Hall, John Travolta, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson pose backstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, N.J. 

John Travolta has a spotty history when it comes to presenting at award shows -- remember when he famously butchered Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars? He even made fun of himself at the 2019 MTV VMAs, when he refused to read the name of the video of the year winner, asking Queen Latifah to do it for him.   

When Queen Latifah announced Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" as the winner of video of the year, the pop superstar brought her entire posse of performers on stage with her, including many of the drag queens featured in the video who joined her for her opening performance at the ceremony.

One of those stars was Drag Race alum Jade Jolie, known for her spot-on Taylor Swift look. Apparently it fooled Travolta -- as everyone came up on stage, the actor began to hand the moon-man statue to Jolie, thinking she was Swift. He stopped short, though, doing a double take and laughing it off with the drag star.

John Travolta mistook Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift when handing over the award for ‘Video of the Year.’ --


Check out reactions to Travolta's flub below.


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