After receiving $49,955 in donations, the teenager said that he would donate most of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.
Rabat – A 17-year-old Australian boy who cracked a raw egg on the head of Australian Senator Fraser Anning has said that he will donate most of the money others raised for him to the victims of a right-wing terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Anning, who blamed the terror attacks on Muslim immigrants, responded to the egging by slapping the teen, Will Connolly. Connolly had recorded the whole scene on camera before security tackled him.
Police arrested Connolly but later released him without charges.
A fan of the “egg boy” started a GoFundMe page and raised $49,955 for Connolly’s legal fees.
The egg boy fan said Connolly told him that “he is committed to sending a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.”
After being released, Connolly tweeted that he was proud of himself for egging the senator.
This was the moment when I felt so proud to exist as a human being.
Let me inform you all guys.Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community, have empty heads like Anning.#eggboy #eggAnning pic.twitter.com/7HUg6EXBPG
— Will Connolly AU (@Willl_Connolly) March 17, 2019
The video of the egging was widely spread on the internet.
Connolly made the move during a news conference in Melbourne on Saturday, following his tweet that said, “Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?”