John Travolta Butchers Idina Menzel’s Name at Oscars

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There were plenty of tough to pronounce names at the Academy Awards Sunday night — Chiwetel Ejiofor, Barkhad Abdi and Lupita Nyong.

But actress and singer Idina Menzel proved to be the most difficult name to pronounce — at least for John Travolta.

The actor introduced Menzel as “Adele Dazeem.”

She performed the Oscar-nominated song “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.”

The song won for Best Original Song.

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Travolta’s flub sparked a firestorm on social media — including an “Adele Dazeem” Twitter account.


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