Rolling Loud Festival offers free tickets for life to Australian hero who egged right-wing politician
Not all heroes where capes, some of them come armed with their phone and a giant egg, single handedly becoming the saviour we all need; #EggBoy.
Egg Boy, now unmasked as 17-year-old William Connolly, casually took aim at Senator Fraser Anning, a right-wing politician who disgustingly blamed Muslim immigration for the Christchurch terror attack.
After the attack which left at least 50 people killed and 50 wounded, Senator Anning asked: “Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?” in a quite remarkable statement. “The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration programme which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he added.
The words of Anning were condemned by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who said: “The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting.”
However, that condemnation wasn’t enough for most and, with an egg in his pocket, Egg Boy attended Senator Fraser Anning’s television interview and casually cracked one on his head.
What ensued was a a scuffle between Egg Boy and Anning before Anning’s supporters wrestled Egg Boy to the ground, the teenager appearing unnerved by the manhandling. Police later arrested Egg Boy before releasing him without charge pending a further investigation.
Now, Rolling Loud Festival, which takes place in Miami and is thought to be the largest hip-hop festival in the world, has offered the boy free tickets for life in support of his brave actions. “Someone put us in touch with #eggboy because we want to give him free tickets for life,” they said on social media.