Wow, we got another ‘Adele Dazeem’ moment, courtesy of John Travolta. In one of this year’s VMAs most awkward moments, Travolta mistook RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift.
The actor was presenting the Video of the Year award alongside Queen Latifah: “I shouldn't do this, because I'll just mispronounce shit and fuck it up,” he joked, as Latifah announced Swift’s win for her “You Need to Calm Down” video.
Swift gathered her video co-stars to join her as she accepted the award on stage – Drag Race legends Jade Jolie, Trinity the Tuck, A’keria Davenport, Tatiana included. As the group arrived on stage, Travolta attempted to give the Moonman award to Jade Jolie, mistaking her for Swift. Jolie – who was a contestant on the fifth season of RuPaul’s drag competition show and placed eighth – awkwardly surveyed Travolta, smiled, laughed, and gave an awkward side-hug.