Ouch! Totem Tamers is taking it a little tongue in cheek today, as we present this week’s WARRIOR WEDNESDAY to “Jan Thozomas,” better known as John Travolta!! If you haven’t heard by now, Travolta painfully introduced award-winning singer Idina Menzel, as Adele Dazeem. There have been several theories out there, ranging from dyslexia to drunkenness, but it might have been something as simple as, nerves. You get up there in front of an audience filled with superstars, knowing you’re being broadcast in to millions of homes, and pronounce a name that is always butchered because of it’s uniqueness, and let’s see if you don’t flub it up! The incident has taken on a life of it’s own and thanks to slate.com, you can “Travoltify” your name, too.
Maybe if he had had a Totem in his pocket, he would have been less nervous, but regardless, he’s being a good sport about the whole thing. The song Menzel performed, was “Let it go” from the Oscar-winning animated film, Frozen. Travolta issued a statement with tongue pressed firmly in cheek: “I’ve been beating myself up all day. Then I thought…what would Idina Menzel say She’d say, Let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!”
Well done, John! (or publicist, does it really matter?) We’re making you a WARRIOR because you had courage being up there in the first place (someone talk to his hair people, please) and because you’re handling the incident with poise and grace. I think you should do a duet with Adele, I mean, Idina.
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