The case for and against #Eggboy

The case for and against #Eggboy

SENATOR Fraser Anning’s widely reviled comments about the New Zealand mosque massacres were swiftly followed by a very public egg to the head.

And the senator’s actions in striking the teenager responsible have been almost as widely condemned as his comments on immigration.

But public opinion seems to be split on the teenager, now know on social media as “Egg Boy”, who was slapped, put in a headlock and arrested following his actions at a media conference on Saturday.

Imbecile or hero? We present both sides of the argument for the teen who simply said: “Don’t egg politicians, you get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time – I learnt the hard way.”

FOR 

In times of tragedy, it’s easy to find oneself thinking dark thoughts. It doesn’t help the mood when people like Fraser Anning make abhorrent comments.

It’s well known that humour can help people heal and cope during times of sadness. Enter Egg Boy, aka 17-year-old Will Connolly.

He took the egg shaped feelings of an outraged public in his fist and smashed them into the head of a man who was frankly asking for it.

The look on Fraser Anning’s face as the egg connected with his head could cure 20 years of stress.

Will was a modern day hero. Australia’s larrikin culture demands that we celebrate people who stand up to racists using humour and originality.

Given that this is a country where the C-bomb is dropped in parliament and prime ministers are celebrated for their ability to skoll a beer, what did we really expect?

Anning would never have listened, defaulting automatically to the anti-muslim rhetoric that we’re sadly accustomed to. An egg to the head was faster, more effective and provided us with a new national hero.

More than $45,000 has been raised through a crowdfunding campaign to pay Egg Boy’s legal fees and supply him with more eggs.

Given that he has already pledged to channel most of the money to the Christchurch massacre victims, he’s already showing more leadership than we’ve ever seen from Anning.

 

AGAINST

Sorry, but the Melbourne teenager who cracked an egg on the head of repellent Queensland Senator Fraser Anning is a d***head, pure and simple.

The boy carried out his stunt during a press conference on Saturday, filming himself wasting a perfectly fine egg on Anning’s scone.

Anning, a serial reprobate, uttered some disgusting comments about the Christchurch mosque shootings, blaming New Zealand’s immigration policy for the violence.

“The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he wrote.

The comments were horrendous, and about what you’d expect from a man who invoked the term “final solution” in his maiden speech to Parliament last year, going too far for even Pauline Hanson.

I can understand being disgusted with Anning, being so angry with his rhetoric that you entertain thoughts of smashing an egg on his dome.

But if #Eggboy really wanted to make a difference, he’d have used his brain and asked the Senator a question that taxed his limited, simian mind – so the grabs shown on that night’s news were of Anning looking stupid.

Instead what we got was the egg smashing, the slapping and subsequent grappling, giving Anning some small glimmer of the moral high ground, of which he deserves none.

The stunt was filmed on his mobile phone, presumably for his “Snap” or “Insta”, hinting #Eggboy is just another like-hungry imbecile from Generation Twit.

#Eggboy – you’re obviously on the right side in all of this. Use your mind, lad. Study hard, read books, write letters, harness your people and make a change.

And please – only use eggs as a handy source of protein.