(CNN)The Australian teen dubbed “Egg Boy” for smashing an egg on the head of a far-right politician on camera says he will donate 100,000 Australian dollars ($69,000) to the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Will Connolly gained international prominence after egging Australian Sen. Fraser Anning, who had blamed the massacre on immigration policies that “allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”Anning’s comments sparked widespread outrage and condemnation in Australia, the home nation of Brenton Tarrant, the man charged with murder in connection with the terrorist shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed 50 people. In footage shot by Connolly that went viral, Anning is left with raw egg dripping down his back and the front of his shirt at a Melbourne news conference.Anning is seen punching the teenager in the face and then taking another swing before the two are separated. Connolly is tackled to the ground.Read MoreThe encounter occurred a day after the massacre.Connolly said two GoFundMe pages were subsequently set up to help him cover his legal expenses and to “buy more eggs.” View this post on Instagram
Finally!!! After a huge amount of red tape,$99,922.36 has today been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support. For those of you who don’t know, there were 2 Go Fund Me pages set up to help cover the cost of my legal fees and to ‘buy more eggs’. Gratefully, Gordon Legal acted probono for me so I don’t have any legal fees. I decided to donate all monies to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre… it wasn’t mine to keep. I want to thank Corey and @sajjad12345 who set up the funds and every single person who donated to the money and made this possible. To the victims of the Tragedy, I whole heartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you. Keep spreading the love. ❤️🙌🏻
Connolly says he had no legal fees because he was represented pro bono, and no charges were filed against him, so he chose to donate the money to the victims of the attack.”After a huge amount of red tape, $99,922.36 has today been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support,” he said in his Instagram post.”To the victims of the Tragedy, I (sic) whole heartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you.”