From the moment Will Connolly, affectionately dubbed Egg Boy, smashed an egg on the head of the racist Fraser Anning, we’ve all been trying to figure out how to bloody thank the lad… and thank him hard.
It’s difficult to put into words how stupid Anning’s response to the murder of 50 people in the Christchurch terror attacks were but somehow, egging him as a result fits perfectly.
On Instagram, Egg Boy has amassed a following of over 300,000. His latest post, dating back to February 7, has over 130,000 comments. A lot of them are versions of “Living legend” and “You’re a fucking good egg.”
A fundraiser has also raised more than $28,000 for the mate, with $$$ going to legal fees and more eggs.
The GoFundMe page, which has since been in contact with Connolly, says Egg Boy is “committed to sending a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.”
Living ! Legend !
Meanwhile on Twitter, musos and music festivals have reached out to Connolly to offer free tickets and passes for life.
“In egg boy we trust,” The Living End tweeted with their offer.
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
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
Egg Boy, you have free entry to any Hoods show for life should you wish.
— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) March 16, 2019
The Amity Affliction‘s Joel Birch added Egg Boy could bring a plus one to all of their shows “forever”.
If Egg Boy likes Amity he can have free entry +1 to all of our shows forever.
— Joel Birch (@JoelDTD) March 16, 2019
Jebediah‘s Bob Evans joined in, too.
— Bob Evans (@BobEvansMusic) March 16, 2019
As did Destroy All Lines.
— Chriswhatavibe (@chriswhatavibe) March 16, 2019
Over in the United States of A, Mountain Goats tweeted that Egg Boy was also on their guest list for life.
guest list for life for there #eggboy
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) March 16, 2019
— wheatus (@wheatus) March 16, 2019
Not to mention, Rolling Loud – one of hip hop’s largest festivals – added their name to the growing list as well.
Someone put us in touch with #eggboy because we want to give him free tickets for life ????
— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) March 16, 2019
Earlier today, Egg Boy tweeted that he had “no regrets” egging Anning. Although, he added: “Don’t egg politicians, you get tackled by thirty bogans at the same time, I learnt that the hard way.”
In Egg Boy we trust.
Image: AAP / DAVID CROSLING