International celebs endorsing violence against 'Egg Boy'
A teenager dubbed ‘Egg Boy’ has been lavished with praise and gifts – but condemned by some international celebs – after cracking an egg on the head of controversial senator Fraser Anning.
William Connolly, 17, was taken into police custody following the incident at Senator Anning’s press conference on Saturday but was later released without charge.
His actions have largely been praised around the world such is the anger at Senator Anning’s highly controversial statements about the deadly terror attack in Christchurch on Friday. Anning said the shooting, in which 50 people died, highlighted “growing fear within our community, both in New Zealand and Australia, of the increasing Muslim presence”.
Anning is now the subject of a petition to be removed from parliament which has been signed by more than one million people. It is believed to be the largest Australian online petition in history.
He has also received offers of free concert tickets for life from the likes of Aussie hip hop legends Hilltop Hoods and rock band Violent Soho.
Egg Boy, you have free entry to any Hoods show for life should you wish.— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) March 16, 2019
But there are also those who have taken Anning’s side including two well known names on the other side of the world.
Former Superman Dean Cain reacted angrily to the egging, tweeting: “I would have knocked that kid cold”.
He got a reply from Westlife singer (and Delta Goodrem’s ex) Brian McFadden endorsing his tweet.
“Yes bro! His act was violence. Egg or not. Deserved a slap,” tweeted McFadden.
Yes bro! His act was violence. Egg or not. Deserved a slap— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) March 17, 2019
Then he later backed it up with “Egg boy is a millennial attention seeker.”
Egg boy is a millenial attention seeker— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) March 17, 2019
Meanwhile, Anning and his supporter’s reaction to the egging has also come under fire, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanding the senator face “the full force of the law”.
Anning reacted savagely to the egging, twice striking the teenager before the boy was wrestled to the ground by Anning supporters and held in a tight headlock.