John Travolta's awkward encounter with Taylor Swift
John Travolta presented Taylor Swift with the award for 'Video of the Year' at the VMAs last night.
However, he awkwardly confused RuPaul's Drag Race queen Jade Jolie for the hit-maker.
A video has gone viral of the Grease star attempting to hand the trophy to Jade on stage at the VMAs.
He soon realised his mistake and quickly tried to redeem himself by laughing and gently patting her shoulder.
John Travolta mistaking Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift. DRAG RACE EXCELLENCE pic.twitter.com/zVLgsbHhD7
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) August 27, 2019
In fairness to John, she does look exactly like Taylor.
Jade is also well known for her impression of the singer so we can understand the blunder.
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Not enough words to brag on this beautiful individual. Cannot thank @taylorswift enough for making us feel like superstars this weekend & treating us all like family!!! Truly my idol & inspiration ❤️ Such a blast last night celebrating both VMA wins Outfit by my bbs: @missgabortion
Viewers have been reacting to John's slip up on social media.
One wrote, 'To be fair to him, she was dressed as her and did look like her! #VMAs'
— Darren Haywood (@darren_haywood) August 27, 2019
Petition for John Travolta to hand awards out at every ceremony from now on please.
From calling Idina Menzel - Adele Dazeem and giving trying to congratulate a drag queen instead of Taylor Swift, he’s the hero we need. pic.twitter.com/BjC9OZ9yAS
— Hooty McBoob (@danniegordon) August 27, 2019
I’ve decided the new Taylor album is great and that John Travolta giving Jade Jolie a VMA is the best moment of my year
— Tommy (@Tommy_Byrn) August 27, 2019
— 2ULIA (@2ulia) August 27, 2019
jade jolie when john travolta tried to hand her the trophy pic.twitter.com/YuJ9Jeg1pc
— Fierce Majeure (@FierceMajeure) August 27, 2019
Check out the full list of nominations and winners here.
And go here for some of the most iconic looks from the night.