'Egg Boy' to Donate Crowdfunding Money to Victims of Christchurch Attack
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The ‘Egg Boy’ will donate most of the money raised to cover his legal fees to the victims of the massacre.
Seventeen-year-old Will Connolly quickly became an internet sensation and anti-white supremacist hero after cracking a raw egg on far-right Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head, to protest the senator’s statement who blamed Muslims for Friday’s mass shooting, which left 50 people dead.
Connolly—now known as “Egg Boy”—was detained following the protest. After being egged, Anning turned around and struck Conolly in the face twice, before his bodyguards tackled the teenager and pinned him to the ground.
This prompted the creation of a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his legal fees (and more eggs), which has so far raised close to $42,000, NZHerald reported.
However, the person who created the page said Connolly had got in touch with him and said that "he is committed to sending a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks".
After Connolly was released without being charged, he spoke out on Twitter.
"Don't egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time," he said in a video. "I learnt the hard way."
He also revealed on Twitter that: "This was the moment I felt so proud to exists as a human being. Let me inform all you guys, Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning."
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first time on Sunday joined the public condemnation of Anning.
Asked by a journalist what she thought of Anning's comments, she replied simply: "They're a disgrace."