Shortly after the horrific incidents at the New Zealand mosque, Australian teenager egged an Australian senator for hate comments. When Will Connolly egged Senator Fraser Anning in March, he created a stir on social media, prompting thousands to flood him with donations to help him cover his legal fee.
Soon after the incident, Connolly became the egg boy, a brave young boy who stood against the people who spread hate against Muslim immigrants.
Police recently chose not to press any charges against the egg boy, instead, they gave him an ‘official caution’. On Tuesday, Connoly announced that he has donated all the donations he received to charities responsible for official fundraising efforts for victims of the Mosque attack He said –
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. ❤️??
In an interview to a local news channel in Australia, Connoly said that he understood what he did was not the right thing to do, but he also said that him throwing the egg has united a lot of people.
Connoly uploaded a photo on his Instagram confirming that he had donated AUS $99,922.36.