Musicians from all over the world have shown their support of Will Connolly, the 17-year-old Victorian teenager known as Egg Boy.
Following the horrific terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, the vast majority of the world condemned the actions of the 28-year-old Australian shooter.
However, in the midst of this, Brisbane Senator Fraser Anning generated controversy for his response, which appeared to blame the victims involved.
While speaking as part of a press conference in Victoria on Saturday, Anning received his comeuppance when 17-year-old Will Connolly attacked him with a raw egg.
Despite being roughed up by bystanders and being initially arrested, Connolly has since been released without charge, with supporters raising funds for Connolly’s legal fees, and to help him buy more eggs.
Since the incident though, the music world has been quick to show their support for the teenager, with artists, festivals, and promoters offering numerous benefits to the young man who has been dubbed Egg Boy.
I aspire to have the courage of #eggboy be like eggboy
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While publications such as The Chaser announced that “no further nominations [are] to be accepted for Australian of the Year 2020,” artists such as the Hilltop Hoods, Violent Soho, The Living End, and The Amity Affliction have all shared their support of the youngster, offering him free concert tickets in the wake of the incident.
Taking to social media last night, Will Connolly addressed the issue for the first time, warning like-minded activists against taking part in such an activity. “Don’t egg a politician,” he explained. “You’ll tackled by 30 bogans at the same time, I learnt the hard way. Fuck.”