JOHN TRAVOLTA has gone viral after yet another awards show gaffe.
The Pulp Fiction actor was the talk of Twitter after mistaking drag queen Jade Jolie for musician Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards.
Travolta was presenting the Video of the Year award at the annual bash when the incident occurred.
Despite Swift winning for the clip that accompanied her song “You Need To Calm Down”, Travolta attempted to hand the award to Jolie in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
Jolie, who is best known for appearing on the hit series RuPaul’s Drag Race, laughed off any embarrassment, giving the Saturday Night Fever star a hug as Swift took to the stage.
The confusion did not go unnoticed online though, with clips of Travolta’s gaffe widely circulated on Twitter in the hours that followed.
John Travolta mistook Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift when handing over the award for ‘Video of the Year.’ 😂 pic.twitter.com/z8MsJtcp1V
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveMusic) August 27, 2019
John Travolta accidentally giving Taylor Swift’s award to a drag queen is OBJECTIVELY FUNNIER by the fact that literally one minute earlier he made Queen Latifah read the envelope so he WOULDN’T MESS UP pic.twitter.com/jfzkDPI2Fd
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) August 27, 2019
John Travolta mistaking Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift. 👏DRAG 👏RACE 👏EXCELLENCE pic.twitter.com/zVLgsbHhD7
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) August 27, 2019
Many leapt to the actor’s defence too, noting that Jolie is known for impersonating the 29-year-old singer and was wearing her hair in a style not dissimilar to Swift’s.
The blunder comes five years on from Travolta’s infamous Oscars slip-up, which saw him introduce Frozen star Idina Menzel as “the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem” on stage at the 2014 awards.
Travolta later blamed the mistake on Goldie Hawn, who he said distracted him from listening to a production assistant who was trying to explain Menzel’s name would be spelled out phonetically on the Oscars teleprompter.
Born and raised in the Irish-American neighbourhood of Englewood, New Jersey, Travolta’s mother was Irish American while he was raised Roman Catholic before converting to Scientology.
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