The world’s heart broke this week as the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames. While some of the structure was saved, the damage was extensive — leaving the whole world to mourn the loss as the French took to the streets to join in hymns as they watched it burn.
The tragedy has invoked comments, thoughts, and prayers from many around the world as well as some pretty hefty donations to assist with rebuilding the cathedral.
A large donation of funds came from Disney with a pledge for $5 million. It’s an astounding gift from the company, but Senator Ted Cruz just couldn’t keep his big bird nose out of it — sending out a bizarre and inconsiderate tweet in response to the contribution, one that he was quickly dragged for.
Cruz called the donation “wonderful” but followed it up with, “Will we see Disney princesses in the new stained glass?”
Wonderful! Will we see Disney princesses in the new stained glass? https://t.co/al6W7bvFyb
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 17, 2019
The Twitter-sphere was quick to give the Texan senator the what for over his stupidity:
What the fuck is wrong with you?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 17, 2019
This is a super weird angle to take. You only like large corporations donating to you? Is that the problem?
— X (@Xtina908) April 17, 2019
Isn’t farming out government responsibilities to private corporations your whole thing
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) April 17, 2019
If @NRA pledged funds, would we see Christ armed with an AR-15 or AK-47 in the new stained glass?
— Maggie Jordan (@MaggieJordanACN) April 17, 2019
you are pure evil.
— 💖Survivor🌷🐈🇺🇸🇭🇷 (@myamacka) April 17, 2019
Nope. Just in your twisted dreams creep. Meanwhile how much have you donated? @GoFuckYou
— The NOT Exonerated. (@themattwalton) April 17, 2019
There’s not many left these days that have much love for Ted Cruz — which is maybe why he’s the subject of so many Zodiac Killer conspiracy theories — and him tweeting bullshit like this in the wake of such a global tragedy isn’t helping his case. You’re creepy enough without all the tweeting, Ted.
Featured image via DC Tribune gallery