Will Connolly, the young Aussie better known as ‘Egg Boy’, has continued his folk-hero status, donating $100k to victims of the Christchurch mosque attack.
By this point, almost everyone in the world knows of Egg Boy.
Just one day after the reprehensible terrorist incident in Christchurch claimed the lives of 51 people, Australian senator Fraser Anning received widespread condemnation for stating that “while Muslims may have been victims today, usually they are the perpetrators.”
Clearly angered by this statement, 17-year-old Victorian Will Connolly took it upon himself to fight back, smashing an egg on Anning’s head during a press conference.
Footage of the incident soon went viral, with Connolly received widespread praise from critics of Anning, and criticism from his supporters.
While Connolly – who was soon dubbed Egg Boy by the media – became the subject of free concert tickets, a mural, and even featured in music videos, it was revealed some GoFundMe accounts had been set up to help fight the teenager’s legal costs, and of course, help him buy more eggs.
Now, Will Connolly has proven that he’s one heck of a good egg (sorry, we had to), taking to Instagram overnight to reveal he had donated all the money raised to victims of the Christchurch attack.
“Finally!!! After a huge amount of red tape, $99,922.36 has today been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support,” Connolly wrote.
“For those of you who don’t know, there were two GoFundMe pages set up to help cover the cost of my legal fees and to ‘buy more eggs’. Gratefully, Gordon Legal acted pro-bono for me so I don’t have any legal fees.”
“I decided to donate all monies to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre … it wasn’t mine to keep,” he added.
“To the victims of the tragedy, I wholeheartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you.”
While Will Connolly has undoubtedly become something of a divisive folk-hero amongst many Australians for his piece of egg-related political activism, you can’t help but know that his heart is in the right place. How about that Australian of the Year nomination, eh?