MTV VMAs 2019: John Travolta nearly mistakenly gives Taylor Swift’s award to a drag queen

MTV VMAs 2019: John Travolta nearly mistakenly gives Taylor Swift’s award to a drag queen

John Travolta nearly handed the Video Of The Year VMA to drag queen Jade Jolie as he mistook her for Taylor Swift – and viewers found it hilarious.

The actor, 65, announced You Need To Calm Down had won the prestigious prize and appeared to lean in to congratulate Jade on the win.

Just before he presented the award John had asked his co-presenter Queen Latifah to read the winner’s name out, telling her: “I’ll f**k it up.”

He appeared to be referencing his now infamous gaffe at the 2014 Oscars when he called Frozen star Idina Menzel ‘Adele Dazeem.’

His latest blunder was immediately seized upon by viewers who took to Twitter to express their shock.

One laughed: “HAHAHA John Travolta almost gave the award to Jade Jolie.”

Another shared: “Did John Travolta thing Jade Jolie was Taylor or sumn #VMAs.”

A third wrote: “John Travolta almost gave the award to the drag Taylor. 💀. #VMAs.”

As a fourth pointed out: “John Travolta tried to hand that award to Jade Jolie 💀💀💀.”

Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Jade portrayed Taylor in You Need To Calm Down and looked thrilled to share the win with the star.

Meanwhile actor John also dropped numerous swear words throughout his segment, with viewers joking he must have been rebelling against being told to keep it clean.

Taylor won the Video For Good Award for You Need To Calm Down and opened the show with her first live performance of her track Lover.

She looked sensational as she hit the red carpet in a multi-coloured blazer and sexy thigh high boots.

The ME! singer led the nominations along with Ariana Grande, with both stars up for 10 awards, however, Ariana was on her Sweetener tour and unable to attend.

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