After the terrible shooting in Christchurch, a boy’s video made a round of social media after breaking an egg on the head of Australian senator Fraser Anning to justify the attacks.
The video has viral in social networks, which earned him the title of “Egg Boy”. In response, the criticized politician hit the 17-year-old in the face and then arrested him.
Egg Boy Raises $ 58,000 for Legal Fees, But Instead Donates to Victims of Shooting
Here is the video of the egging.
— سعود (@iSliceOfLife) March 16, 2019
The senator then justified having slapped the young man and said he did not regret what he had done.
I don’t regret anything I do. I defended myself, that’s what Australians do usually, they defend themselves.
His comments received criticism not only from the public but also from politicians around the world. However, he did not apologize for his extremist remarks and repeated his extreme views on immigration.
All of this led to a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for Will Connolly’s (Egg Boy) legal fees.
The campaign raised more than $ 58,000 at a goal of $ 50,000, which was meant to go to Egg Boy for its legal costs and “more eggs.”
However, the teenager announced that he would donate the money to the victims of the shooting in the mosque. After his release, Will went to Twitter to express his views on the entire Anning saga.
This was the moment I felt so proud to exist as a human being. Let me inform all you guys, Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning.
The brave young man was regarded as a hero by social networks.
He is an #EggBoy and a hero.
Press ❤ for this handsome young man. pic.twitter.com/CPTd7dp2Du
— Sabreen Mohammed (@Sabreen25913538) March 18, 2019
— RAMI FAROOK (@DonateGaza) March 18, 2019
19 Mac 2019
A tribute to EggBoy in Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Australia. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/LcHXRAw0J8
— 999 Malaysia 🇲🇾 (@999Malaysia) March 19, 2019
Egg Boy is donating the money raised for him to the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attack. Absolute legend. 🥚 https://t.co/tzVRTUHHIU
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) March 18, 2019
— あい (@MsCrickets_) March 18, 2019
Let’s look at what people say:
Interested in huge approval for Egg Boy but are we speaking the name of actual hero Abdul Aziz and Naeem Radhid who died defending people?
— Catherine Delahunty (@greencatherine) March 18, 2019