Australia’s “Egg Boy,” Will Connolly, has announced he's contributed nearly $100,000 to charity, Mashable reports.
Connolly went viral after egging a racist and xenophobic Australian senator who made Islamophobic comments following March’s massive shooting in New Zealand. After the incident, Connolly began raising money through a GoFundMe campaign, and is now donating those funds to victims of the shooting.
While Connolly announced he would donate the money in March, the teen shared on Instagram on Tuesday that he had made the final donation of almost $100,000. It’s unknown if that’s in Australian or U.S. dollars. Titled "Money for EggBoi," the GoFundMe was initially meant to be used for legal fees. The money was then handed over to Gordon Legal, who, as Connolly shares, handled his case pro bono.
On March 16, the day after the Christchurch shooting, the Australian teenager made international headlines for egging Senator Fraser Anning, who had delivered a statement condemning Muslim immigrants for the attack: “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”
Anning was speaking with reporters when Connolly snuck up on him and smashed an egg on the side of his head. Anning responded by punching the 17-year-old on camera. At least 49 people had been reported as dead following the mass shootings at the two mosques in Christchurch.