Will Connolly, the teenager who broke a raw egg on an anti-Muslim senator's head will donate money raised for his legal fees to the Christchurch victims.
Will Connolly, the Australian teenager who egged a far-right Australian Senator for making anti-Muslim hate comments, will donate money raised for his legal fees to the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings.
The egging incident became a worldwide "sensation" almost instantly. In the now viral video, an Australian teenager can be seen sliding behind Senator Fraser Anning with his cell phone in one hand and the "redeeming" egg on the other hand. The teenager smashes the egg on the back of Anning's head while he was speaking with reporters, earning him the nickname “eggyboy.”
The far-right senator responded violently, spinning around, and punching the young man in the face, while others rushed to restrain the teen.
Police released the teenager with no charges.
A GoFundMe page was set up to raise Connolly’s legal fees and for “more eggs” which has managed to raise more than AU$50,000 (around US$35,500).
An update to the page said, "EggBoi (Will) plans to send a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack."
On Sunday, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morison said that Anning should be charged for his anti-Muslim comments.
"The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning,” the prime minister said.
He also described the senator’s comments as “appalling” and “ugly” with "no place in Australia.”
Immediately after the Christchurch mosque shootings by a far-right white supremacist which claimed 50 lives of Muslim worshippers, Anning came out saying, "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?"
"The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," he later said in a statement.
A Change.org petition has been started calling for him to be thrown out of office which garnered 1.2 million signatures.
Anning, however, is unmoved. Brushing off criticisms, he again claimed Monday that Muslim immigration is “terrorism” and also defended his violent reaction to being egged by a teenage boy.