SYDNEY, Australia – The money for a teenager who became world famous after shattering an egg on an Australian far-right politician will benefit the victims of the New Zealand Mosque
Tuesday morning saw a GoFundMe Will Connolly, now known as Egg Boy, has already surpassed its target of raising 50,000 Australian dollars (approximately $ 35,000). An update on the site said 17-year-old Mr. Connolly "plans to send a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack." The funds were originally intended to cover his legal costs and help him with the purchase. "More Eggs."
After being hit with the egg, he turned Mr. Anning knocked Mr. Face down and punched Mr. Connolly twice in the face There was a brawl that ended when Mr. Connolly was being held in the crowd by Mr. Connolly, who was arrested at the scene and released for further investigation, police said.
When the video of the incident became viral, people around the world joined forces to "Egg Boy" as a hero and symbol in the police fight against bigotry nnolly was offered concert tickets for life and Free Vacation and it was featured in Street Art and on t-shirts.
But Mr. Anning lamented his behavior in comments Monday.
"He got a slap in the face what his mother should have given him a long time ago because he behaved badly," Anning told reporters in Brisbane. The senator refused to apologize for his comments on the filming and said it was a "statement of fact."
More than one million people have signed a petition calling for the resignation of Mr Anning. Political leaders, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, have condemned the senator's statement.
Connolly did not respond to requests for comments. According to screenshots from the GoFundMe site, he said he has "severe restrictions to restrict his contributions to social media."
While his Twitter account was suspended, Mr. Connolly's initial response to egg destruction was saved and circulated by other users. "This was the moment when I felt so proud to exist as a human," he wrote. "Let me inform everyone, Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. Anyone who sees Muslims as a terrorist community has empty heads like Anning. "
" No politicians, "he added in a video taken after the incident. "They are simultaneously attacked by 30 ghosts."
"I've learned it the hard way," he said with a derogatory but sometimes tender name for unkempt Australians.