Fundraiser For ‘Egg Boy’ Raises Over $40,000
An online fundraiser for the Melbourne teenager who went viral after he was filmed egging controversial senator Fraser Anning has soared above $40,000.
William Connolly, the 17-year-old now known by the name ‘Egg Boy’, has gained fame after he cracked an egg on the head of Senator Anning during a press conference on Saturday.
Following the incident, Connolly was taken into police custody but was later released without charge.
Footage from the incident immediately gained traction online and a fundraising page was created for him with more than 2000 people donating.
The online fundraiser was created to raise money for “legal fees and more eggs” but an update on the page has said that Connolly is “committed to sending a majority of the money to the victims” of the Christchurch terror attack.
The goal for the page was $2000 but it has since raised over $40,000.
Senator Anning has received a great deal of criticism following statements that he made about the deadly terror attack in Christchurch on Friday.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews slammed Senator Anning’s “ignorant” views following his widely condemned statements.
“People like him (Anning) like nothing better than people like me talking about him,” Mr Andrews said.
“It’s important not to give them what they want - and that’s a platform to spread their ignorance and prejudice.
“They’re wrong, their views are wrong but you won’t see me using their names of giving the oxygen.”