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.
Egg Boy, you have free entry to any Hoods show for life should you wish.
— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) March 16, 2019
Holy shit, he full smacks him with a lefty and egg boy just cops it and keeps filming. Cool as ya like mate, what a legend! Egg boy has guest list for life. Hell, he can be our official photographer too… Love you egg boy! pic.twitter.com/szNIHpQVCv
— Violent Soho (@violentsoho) March 16, 2019
— Bob Evans (@BobEvansMusic) March 16, 2019
This kid is welcome at any TLE show. Anytime. Anywhere. In egg boy we trust. https://t.co/EBI0Vhm0iM
— The Living End (@thelivingendaus) March 16, 2019
By the way this is going #Eggboy will get into any show in Australia for free. I'm happy to throw in a free ticket into the hat if he ever appears at a show.
— i know some words (@EzraAllen_RWP) March 17, 2019
We love you #eggboy
— nick shattuck music (@nickshattuck) March 16, 2019
If Egg Boy likes Amity he can have free entry +1 to all of our shows forever.
— Joel Birch (@JoelDTD) March 16, 2019
— Chriswhatavibe (@chriswhatavibe) March 16, 2019
— Countdown Music Aust (@CountdownAus) March 16, 2019
guest list for life for there #eggboy
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) March 16, 2019
— wheatus (@wheatus) March 16, 2019
— William Cheffirs (@WillCheffirs) March 16, 2019
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.”
Dear eggboy. I am a philosophy professor in Turkey. We really appreciate what you did. I will pay for tickets, and 10 days in a 5 star hotel (whereever you want in Turkey)
Be our guest in Turkey.
— Caner Taslaman (@ctaslaman) March 16, 2019
While Australians have been praising Will Connolly for his actions, individuals from around the world have also been throwing their support for him into the mix.
Since the incident, Connolly has been offered free travel to Turkey from one Twitter user, while countless others have been asking if he is not only willing to run for US President in 2020, but if he’s up to the task of heading to Washington, D.C. to offer some American politicians an egg in this trying time.
Needless to say, Egg Boy is the hero we need, but not the hero we deserve.