John Travolta mistakenly tries to hand drag queen VMA award meant for Taylor Swift

Did you know the MTV VMAs were last night? I sure didn’t. I thought MTV stopped playing actual music videos back around the turn of the century.

John Travolta, who is known for royally screwing up at award ceremonies, apparently doesn’t know who Taylor Swift is because when the pop singer won Video of the Year for “You Need to Calm Down”, Travolta tried to give her award away to a drag queen that resembled Swift instead.

Jade Jolie often impersonates Swift, but STILL. You can usually tell the difference between the fake and the real deal.

Swift continued her political posturing during her acceptance speech, criticizing the White House for ignoring her Equality Act petition.

I just want to say that this is a fan voted award so I first want to say thank you to the fans because in this video, several points were made. So you voting for this video means that you want a world where we’re all treated equally. Regardless of who we love, regardless of how we identify. At the end of this video there was a petition—and there still is a petition—for the Equality Act which basically just says we all deserve equal rights under the law and I want to thank you to everyone who signed that petition because it now has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount it would need to warrant a response from the White House. I love my cast. I am so grateful to everyone who was in this video. The one who are here, the ones who are at home. We love you so much. Thank you for doing this with us. I love my co-executive producer Todrick Hall. I’m so grateful to my co-director Drew Kirsch, and thank you to the fans for everything you do for us. My cast live their lives so authentically. Thank you for being the example that you are. I love you guys so much. Thank you MTV for lifting up this point and this video.


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