William Connolly, an Australian teenager better known as ‘Egg Boy’, has donated almost Aus$100,000 ($69,000) to Christchurch mosque attack survivors, he said in an Instagram post.
Connolly cracked an egg on the head of Fraser Anning, an Australian far-right senator, on live national television, one day after the horrific attacks in New Zealand. Anning had blamed the attack that killed 50 people on immigration.
Two GoFundMe pages were set up for ‘Egg boy’ to help with his legal fees after he was whisked away by police following the incident. He was released after being cautioned and duely warned and he had promised to donate the money from the GoFundMe pages to those affected in the attack.
In an Instagram post, Connolly stated: ” 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 two GoFundMe pages set up to help cover the cost of my legal fees and to ‘buy more eggs’. Gratefully, Gordon Legal acted pro-bono 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.”
“To the victims of the tragedy, I wholeheartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you.”