Sometimes the truth is stranger than (pulp) fiction.
As always, the MTV VMAs was chock-full of memorable moments, whether it be because of Cardi B's wild jokes or Lizzo's twerking, the list can go on. But the award for the viral moment of the year goes to a surprise celeb: John Travolta.
While presenting the award for Video of the Year, the Pulp Fiction star tried to hand the Moon Man trophy to "RuPaul's Drag Race" alum Jade Jolie. With a slight look of confusion, the drag queen effortlessly shook it off, before giving the actor a kind side-hug. Eventually, Taylor was rightly bestowed with the Moon Man, but it was too late. Travolta's slip-up was noticed by thousands. Awk!
Although, it must be said that Jolie does bear a striking resemblance to the pop star. Jade Jolie is literally known for her spot-on impression of the 29-year-old. So, honestly, who can blame Travolta for mixing up the two stars?
"John Travolta just gave the VMA to 'Drag Race' alum Jade Jolie in Taylor Swift drag, FULLY not knowing that it was NOT Taylor Swift, thinking that it was IN FACT Taylor Swift. I am....reeling," one person tweeted.
Another shocked viewer added, "John Travolta mistaking Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift. DRAG RACE EXCELLENCE."
Nearly a year after the fact, Travolta blamed Goldie Hawn for distracting him from a production assistant who tried to explain that her name would be spelled phonetically on the teleprompter. Hence the flub.
He did apologize to Dazeem, er, we mean, Menzel. "He sent her a big, gorgeous bouquet of flowers to her dressing room. It was HUGE. It was his apology to her," a source exclusively told E! News at the time.
So it looks like Swift has a huge bouquet being sent her way in the coming days!