Teenage cult hero & # 39; Egg Boy & # 39; donates nearly $ 100,000 to the families of the victims of the Christchurch massacre
- Egg Boy donates nearly $ 100,000 to families of victims of the Christchurch massacre
- Will Connolly became famous after he smashed the egg against ex-senator Fraser Anning
- The money raised came from GoFundMe's & # 39; s set up to raise funds to cover legal costs
- Melbourne teen donated funds to Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support
The Melbourne schoolboy who hit the headlines for the former federal senator Fraser Anning has kept his promise to donate money to the families of victims of the Christchurch massacre.
Will Connolly, 17, is now known worldwide as & # 39; Egg Boy & # 39; after he struck an egg on Mr. Anning's head in March a day after the deadly attack of the New Zealand terrorists that shocked the world.
The teenager put on a cult followed for his reaction to Mr Anning's controversial remarks that Islamic immigration was partly to blame for the massacre that claimed 51 lives.
Two GoFundMe pages were set up to raise funds to cover his legal costs, which were not necessary after his lawyers suggested him to represent him.
Melbourne schoolboy Will Connolly (pictured at Easter) is now known worldwide as & # 39; Egg Boy & # 39;
& # 39; After a huge bureaucracy, $ 99,922.36 was transferred today to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support & # 39 ;, Will wrote on Instagram on Tuesday evening.
& # 39; For those of you who don't know, two GoFundMe pages were set up to cover the costs of my legal costs and to & # 39; buy more eggs & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Thankfully Gordon Legal played probono for me, so I have no legal fees. I decided to donate all the sums to give some help to the victims of the massacre … it was not up to me to keep it. & # 39;
The schoolboy made the headlines in March when he struck an egg on Fraser Anning
Will thank those who set up the GoFundMe & # 39; s and everyone who donated.
& # 39; I hope from the victims of the tragedy that this can bring you some relief. Keep spreading the love, & his post ended.
His post was flooded with almost 50,000 likes and many responses from his 564,000 followers within a few hours.
& # 39; Well done size. Egg Boy, you are a true Australian champion, & he wrote.
Another added: & # 39; Will use his reputation forever & # 39 ;.
Will took Instagram on Tuesday evening to spread the good news to his 564,000 followers
Fraser Anning had slammed an egg over controversial remarks about the Christchurch massacre. He was not re-elected to the Senate in the recent elections
Will was laughed at with an official police warning for his actions in April.
"Will want to thank the Victoria Police for their professionalism in dealing with him and the speed of the solution," said a statement by his lawyer Peter Gordon.
& # 39; Will takes the police's formal warning about his actions very seriously. & # 39;
Gordon later told reporters: & # 39; He acknowledges that politicians with different beliefs have the right to go their own way without being attacked. He has learned a lesson from that and he will not do it again. & # 39;
Will was celebrated for his actions with a mural on an avenue of Melbourne and was most recently seen among the bitterly disappointed Labor supporters at the headquarters of the parties on the federal election night.
Will was arrested after the incident but was later deposed with an official warning
A mural was created in Melbournelaan as a permanent tribute to & # 39; Egg Boy & # 39; Will Connolly
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