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"It doesn't fit": John Travolta got angry at the Sanremo Festival and threw a hat on the ground that they tried to forcefully put on him

2024-02-08T13:44:49.688Z

Highlights: American actor John Travolta at center of jokes and debate in Italy after being forced to perform the "little birds dance" during his time as a guest at the Sanremo Festival. The protagonist of Grease (1978) and Pulp Fiction (1994) has refused to sign the permission to public television RAI so that the images of the gala can be replaced. He would have charged 200,000 euros to be there, according to some media reports. The consumer association Codacons has asked the Court of Auditors for explanations about this cachet.


His presence at the famous song contest ended with a scandal, when they wanted to make him dance something he didn't want to do. He quickly became the object of memes and ridicule. He would have charged 200,000 euros to be there.


The American actor John Travolta today found himself at the center of jokes and debate in Italy after being forced to perform the "little birds dance" during his time as a guest at the Sanremo Festival, visibly uncomfortable.

The protagonist of

Grease

(1978) and Pulp Fiction (1994) has refused to sign the permission to public television RAI so that the images of the gala can be replaced in the future, according to media such as

Il Corriere della Sera

.

John Travolta was one of the international stars invited last night to the second gala of the 74th edition of Sanremo and, upon his arrival at the Ariston Theater, he danced with presenter Amadeus several of the songs that made him an icon, such as Saturday Fever the night (1977).

However, the gala had a surprise in store because

comedian and co-presenter Fiorello

was waiting for him outside the studio , who encouraged him to do the "bird dance."

Although Travolta agreed to rehearse it on camera, when the music started, several girls dressed as chickens appeared and Amadeus and Fiorello tried to put a duck-bill-shaped hat on his head, to which he refused,

saying "it doesn't fit" and throwing it away. down.

It was seen all over the world

The images have spread like wildfire in the media and on social networks, where users speak of "humiliation" and ironically about the price of the show, since some media estimate the slap

received by the legendary

Tony Manero at

200,000 euros

(for his role in

Saturday Night Fever

).

Not with those ducks.

Travolta didn't like it at all that they wanted to make him dance against her will.

Photo: Ansa/Ettore Ferrari

Fiorello himself later assured that "they had made

one of the most terrifying sketches in the history of Italian television

", since the gala caught more than 10.3 million viewers watching the television and reached a 60.1% audience share. screen.

On the other hand, John Travolta's time at the emblematic Italian song festival has been

controversial due to an alleged case of covert advertising

.

The consumer association Codacons has asked the Court of Auditors for explanations about this cachet and has asked that an

investigation be carried out on whether the RAI advertised the sneakers she was wearing

, shown several times on camera while she was dancing.

Jon Travolta danced something in Sanremo.

They are also investigating whether there was covert advertising, since they focused on the white sneakers he was wearing all the time.

Photo: Ansa/Ettore Ferrari

The presenter and director of Sanremo, Amadeus, stated today at a press conference that Travolta "knew everything that would happen" and that he has only received from RAI "a low reimbursement of expenses" for his presence at the gala.

Source: EFE

Source: clarin

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