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Oscars 2014: John Travolta's dyslexia kicks in on Idina Menzel's name

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John Travolta is currently feeling the wrath of the Internet after a brief appearance on the Academy Awards that took place on the evening of Sunday, March 2, 2014. He stepped out on stage at the Oscars to just introduce Idina Menzel so she could sing the hit "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." Once he introduced her, he butchered her name, and the Internet immediately jumped on him.

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What a lot of people don't realize is that John Travolta has battled dyslexia throughout his life.

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Menzel had a huge set up for the song from the Disney hit, and it had actually been built up for weeks. She was prepared to let it go with "Let It Go" and bring the icy house down.

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Things didn't start out well though as Travolta stepped on stage, with a hairdo that the Internet couldn't resist ripping on either, and mangled her name to no end.

"There will always be a special place in my heart for the movie musical. And for the songs that creat their most memorable moments. Here to perform the Oscar-nominated, gorgeously-empowering song 'Let It Go,' from the Oscar-winning animated movie 'Frozen,' please welcome the wickedly talented...one and only...Adele Dazeem."

Sounds like he mixed up the syllables doesn't it? Travolta has before spoken about how the Church of Scientology has helped his dyslexia.

Idi-na Men-zel. A-dele Da-zeem.

Think about it and you can tell that syllables seemed to get mixed up and put together.

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After that, Menzel performed a great rendition of "Let It Go," got a standing ovation, and exited the stage. It was then that the Internet jumped on Travolta.

It seems a lot of people don't know that he has a history of trouble reading, but it's too late now. The Internet is jumping on him about the mix-up, his hair, and anything else they can attack.

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