Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas felt the wrath of offended Twitter users Thursday after an intended humorous post he made at the expense of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire

Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday tweeted that it would join Apple, Gucci and Louis Vuitton to make a significant donation to contribute to the rebuilding of the historical landmark, pledging $5 million.

In response to the tweet, Cruz wrote, "Wonderful! Will we see Disney princesses in the new stained glass?" 

There was plenty of backlash about the comments, as Twitter users were quick to criticize Cruz.

One user, @Chriswn2s for example, wrote, "Disgraceful! Notre Dame, a beloved treasure, is almost destroyed and you think it’s funny to make jokes. How much did you donate, Ted?"


The 670-year-old Paris church burst into flames Monday and is still being investigated.

The night of the fire, French president Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the storied Cathedral and urged the world to help in its reconstruction.

"I'm telling you all tonight -- we will rebuild this cathedral together," he said. "This is probably part of the French destiny. And we will do it in the next years. Starting tomorrow, a national donation scheme will be started that will extend beyond our borders."

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky, the fire service said. Photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images