Infamous Egg Boy donates 100k to Christchurch victims

Must See 29/05/2019

The Australian teenager known as "Egg Boy" says he's donated nearly $100,000 to the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Will Connolly, who came to fame after egging controversial Australian Senator Fraser Anning, posted on Instagram on Tuesday that after a "huge amount of red tape" he had donated $99,922.36 to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support.

The egging came after Anning made comments blaming Muslims on the attacks.

Connolly said there had been two GoFundMe pages to help pay for his legal fees for egging the politician and money to "buy more eggs", but his lawyers acted pro bono.

"I decided to donate all monies to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre. It wasn't mine to keep," he wrote.

He thanked those who had supported him and had donated.

"To the victims of the tragedy, I wholeheartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you. Keep spreading the love."

The post has received nearly 70,000 likes and nearly 3000 comments since being posted on Tuesday evening.

Connolly admitted after the incident that it hadn't been the right method of protest, but it had positive consequences.

"I understand what I did was not the right thing to do, however, this egg has united people, and money has been raised, tens of thousands of dollars has been raised for those victims," he told The Project Australia.

Connolly said the incident blew out of proportion and it was "embarrassing" that it had taken attention away from the victims of the Christchurch attack.

He revealed he had been listening to Anning for an hour before the egging and realised "a point had to be made".

In the aftermath of the egging, Connolly began garnering headlines overseas while nominations began rolling in for him to be made Australian of the Year and bands started offering the 17-year-old free tickets to their gigs.

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