Australian senator was egged by a teen after his anti-Muslim remarks
On Friday, forty-nine people were murdered by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian senator Fraser Anning used this horrific slaughter as an opportunity to spout anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric. He was condemned by many, many people…but one of his most vocal critics was a teenager with an egg in his hand.
For starters, Anning didn’t blame the shooter in his comments following the attack. Not one bit.
“As always, leftwing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views, but this is all cliched nonsense,” Anning said. “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.”
This didn’t sit well with a 17-year-old boy. During a press conference with Anning, the young man approached the senator from behind and threw an egg at his head. Anning turned around and hit the teen, a scuffle broke out, and the boy was pinned to the ground.
The teen was arrested and later released. Meanwhile, people were feeling deep catharsis watching a senator with deep racist ideology get yolk all over him. The young man was applauded and – because no one knows his name yet – dubbed #eggboy.
A GoFundMe page was created to raise money for the teen’s legal fees and help him buy more eggs. In just 11 hours, it’s raised more than $5,000. So, yeah, Egg Boy might be kinda busy in these upcoming weeks.
The teen was one of the many people who expressed their disgust with the senator’s comments.
“In his conflation of this horrendous terrorist attack with issues of immigration, in his attack on Islamic faith specifically — these comments are appalling and they’re ugly and they have no place in Australia, in the Australian Parliament,” Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison said. “He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself.”
This isn’t the first time that the senator has spouted racist ideologies. Last summer, the senator evoked the Nazi terminology for genocide when discussing banning all Muslims from entering the country.
“We as a nation are entitled to insist that those who are allowed to come here predominately reflect the historic European-Christian composition of society and embrace our language, culture and values as a people,” he said. “The final solution to the immigration problem, of course, is a popular vote.”
Okay, Egg Boy. Guess we’re going to need a whole lot more yolk.