John Travolta has released a statement on his embarrassing introduction of Idina Menzel at the Oscars, in which he called her ‘Adele Dazeem’ (of Adele Dazim, depending on spelling preferences.)

"The 'Wickedly' Talented Adele Dazeem"

Travolta’s completely off base introduction made him an instant punch line of the night, and John Travolta, Idina Menzel, Adele Dazeem and Adele Dazim were all trending on Twitter during Sunday’s ceremony.

Menzel, who performed the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” from Frozen, did not let the introduction bother her, as she went on stage and delivered a brilliant performance of the massive hit song. She has not commented on the flub.

John Travolta Releases Statement

After a days of ridicule, Travolta released a statement on the now infamous introduction, saying, “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!”