Taylor Swift Thought John Travolta’s VMAs Gaffe ‘Was Hilarious,’ Says Todrick Hall


John Travolta inadvertently gave the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards a memeworthy second this week when he appeared to mistake drag queen Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift in the course of the ceremony.

The pop celebrity is seemingly taking the mix-up in stride. Actor and singer Todrick Corridor, a longtime Swift pal who co-stars in her “You Have to Calm Down” music video, says she simply laughed off the awards present gaffe ― not Travolta’s first.

“I liked it,” Corridor mentioned in a Wednesday interview on “Jerry O,” Jerry O’Connell’s discuss present. “We talked about it backstage, and Taylor thought it was hilarious.” 

Jolie, a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” veteran who additionally seems within the “You Have to Calm Down” video, captured the second for posterity in a cheeky Instagram publish Tuesday.

In his Wednesday chat with O’Connell, Corridor mentioned the drag queen was, in truth, flattered by Travolta’s confusion.

“Jade Jolie has made fairly the residing performing … at Play Nightclub, and she or he is a incredible drag queen,” he mentioned. “However all people is aware of that she is like the Taylor Swift doppelgänger. So I feel that was like the very best praise he may ever pay her.”

Later within the interview, Corridor elaborated on Swift’s plan to rerecord songs from her first six albums after her catalog was acquired by megaproducer Scooter Braun in a controversial $300 million cope with her former report label.

“I feel that [Braun] is a really highly effective particular person, and I feel what he’s completed within the music business is undeniably wonderful,” mentioned Corridor, who’s at present starring in Broadway’s “Waitress.” “However I personally really feel that was not the very best transfer for him to try this. I felt prefer it was a bit of grasping. I simply don’t assume that he’s an excellent man throughout.”

The actor and singer, who’s homosexual, went on to recommend that Braun can be higher served by making an attempt to amplify marginalized voices within the music business. 

“I feel that we want one thing to remind individuals and to encourage individuals and to encourage younger artists who’re queer, which are individuals of shade, to return out and have the ability to be on the radio,” he mentioned. “I feel he has the facility to try this, and I’ve not seen him do it but.”

Take a look at Todrick Corridor’s “Jerry O” interview under.

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