By now, everybody knows that John Travolta introduced legendary Broadway star Idina Menzel by the wrong name at this past Sunday's Oscar Awards. Instead of referring to the Frozen star by her real name, he opted instead to introduce her as "Adele Dazeem".
While this has sparked humorous posts around the web, including an Adele Dazeem Name Generator, the fact is that this is worse than people think it is. Now, do not get me wrong, there are a lot of problems in the world a lot more important than this, but let us also acknowledge that this was a big mistake that should not have happened.
To be asked to be on the Oscars is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most. This was her big debut in front of millions of people that included many that did not know her prior to her performance on Sunday. Also, in all likelihood, this was the only chance she will ever have to perform at the Oscars.
With all that in mind, I think it stands to reason that considering how John Travolta butchered her name, he owes her an apology. There are so many rehearsals for the Oscars, that there was absolutely no reason that a seasoned actor should have introduced someone by the wrong name.
So, while we enjoy making fun of what happened, let us also make sure to acknowledge that it should not have happened.
Just imagine if you had the chance to show off your talents to your peers, and some co-worker introduced you as somebody else? It's quiet upsetting if you think about it.
With that said, come on John Travolta. Come out and apologize for ruining someone's spotlight moment.
Until he does, you can keep up with the newly created Adele Dazeem Twitter account. It's hysterical.
Now, before you enter your e-mail in the box below and subscribe, know that my Travoltified name is "Dawid Weezt".