The 17-year-old dubbed ‘eggboy` plans to donate the majority of the funds raised to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack, an update on his GoFundMe page said.
The eggboy became famous all over the world after egging senator Anning who released a statement blaming Muslim immigration for the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, where 50 people were killed.
Public support has been growing for the teenager, with a GoFundMe page set up to pay for the teenager’s legal fees and ‘to buy more eggs’.
‘Our hero EggBoi takes on Fraser Anning, the senator for Queensland that is now despised around the world for comments made after the shooting at a New Zealand mosque,’ the GoFundMe page says.
The page has far exceeded its original $2,000 goal with more than 14,000 shares on Facebook and more than 1,400 people donating to the cause.
It has since reached over $40,000 and is still climbing.
The ‘eggboy’ has been left shaken by his sudden fame after he smashed an egg on the back of Senator Fraser Anning’s head.
Will Connolly, from Victoria, was behind Mr Anning at a Conservative National Party Meeting in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon when he egged the senator.
And since footage of the egging went viral the teenager has been hailed a hero, with murals now appearing in his honour.