In a world of terrorists and hateful politicians, Egg Boy may be the hero we all needed!
Melbourne, Australia – William Connolly, who has quickly become known as “Egg Boy,” was thrust into social media fame after the 17-year-old egged Fraser Anning after the senator blamed New Zealand mosque attacks on the country’s immigration program.
The egging happened on Saturday while Anning was addressing reporters following the tragic news that a white supremacist terrorist opened fire on two mosques, killing 49 people. The Queensland senator decided to lay the blame on New Zealand’s immigration policy “which allows Muslims to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”
A video captured the egging and showed Connolly holding up a cellphone before smashing an egg into the back of the senator’s head. Anning then turns around and slaps Egg Boy across the face before a hoard of people tackle him to the ground before arresting him.
Egg Boy openly discussed his feelings on Twitter saying that: “This was the moment I felt so proud to exists as a human being. Let me inform all you guys, Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning.”
The footage of the incident went viral globally and Egg Boy became an instant hero. People have offered him free concert tickets, a mural has been painted in his honour and a crowd-funding campaign was quickly launched to help Egg Boy with any legal fees that he might incur (and also to buy him more eggs).
The GoFundMe page rapidly gained traction and raised over AUD 52 000 (R500 000) in just two days.
However, Egg Boy has publicly stated that the majority of the money will be donated to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks. Connolly was released without charges, so it’s doubtful he’ll have many legal fees to deal with.
We are not condoning Egg Boy’s behaviour but in a world of terrorists and hateful politicians, Egg Boy may be the hero we all needed.