A teen who was dubbed “Egg Boy” after smashing on an egg on the head of an Australian senator will donate the money raised for him to the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shootings.
Will Connolly, 17, was captured on live TV Saturday egging Queensland Sen. Fraser Anning, who had remarked that Muslim immigration was the reason for the recent terror attacks that left 50 people dead and dozens more injured at two mosques.
"The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program, which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," Anning said in a statement about the attacks on Friday.
In the video, Anning slaps the teen two times after the egging, and then Connolly is tackled to the ground and put in a chokehold. He was later arrested.
A GoFundMe titled “Money for Eggboi” has been started for the Australian teen and had raised more than $50,000 by Monday afternoon.
The money was supposed to go toward Connolly’s legal fees and “more eggs,” according to the campaign, but the teen has said he is going to donate his money to the victims of the shooting, according to CBS News.
Victoria Police later announced that Connolly was released without charges.
Connolly spoke out on social media afterward, saying the moment made him feel “proud to exist as a human being." Twitter has since removed his account.
A mural of “Egg Boy” has already been drawn on Hosier Lane, a street famous for its artwork, in Melbourne.
Many took to social media, calling the teen a hero.