As we told you yesterday, Australian Senator Frasier Anning released a statement after the horrific attack in Christchurch, New Zealand that sparked an avalanche of controversy:
I don’t think I have ever seen a statement like this from an elected official after a terrorist attack: pic.twitter.com/83RCLcM7Mg
— Seema (@LATSeema) March 15, 2019
After that statement, while Anning was in public, a 17-year-old who was standing behind him cracked an egg on the politician’s head:
Queensland senator Fraser Anning was hit with an egg while speaking at an event in Melbourne. https://t.co/Hyu2hl2ji1
— Twitter Moments Australia (@MomentsAU) March 16, 2019
— Ted (@anssyakir) March 16, 2019
As a result, “#EggBoy” has been trending on Twitter ever since.
Anning retaliated after the egg crack:
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) March 16, 2019
Controversial Independent Senator Fraser Anning has been caught on camera punching a young protester after the boy cracked an egg on the back of his head at an event in Moorabbin. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and released without charge pending investigation. #auspol #7News pic.twitter.com/lbXLDwfS96
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 16, 2019
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) March 16, 2019
And with that, people had varying opinions about Anning’s retaliation:
Mental that a grown man punched a teenager twice and then four others persisted to strangle him and keep him on the ground. He hit you with an egg bc you’re a fascist bigot who blamed the victims of a massacre instead of the terrorist that did it. #eggboy https://t.co/n6pGD9B7uI
— Jodie Park (@Jodes_park) March 16, 2019
I would smack #eggboy too, but the sound of the egg smacking that bald head is pretty great.
— Spanish Walker (@spanish_walker) March 16, 2019
It's insane this even needs to be said but those who smack others on the back of the head with an egg should indeed be smacked across the face and not be given any kind of support. He had what happened to him coming. #eggboy
— Antisocial loser (Gay Slut Extraordinaire) (@Norion64) March 16, 2019
— P.W. (@SilverScarCat) March 16, 2019
#eggboy got smacked like a little b____ after and deserved it.
— ?? JDiaz ?? (@Jjdiaz481) March 16, 2019
The dude who choked #eggboy needs to get smacked himself.
That was od for an egg.
— Gregory Silverstein (@GregorySilvers2) March 16, 2019
— not a baby (an adult) (@KouDaDramaQueen) March 16, 2019
Liberal egg boy got his sorry ass beat. As he should have. Wimp. #eggboy
— ???? ????? ☻ (@realAlexBeard) March 16, 2019
well done #eggboy but I am really shocked that the senator slapped the little boy ??? he very aggressive to beat a boy
— Malika DZ (@MalikaDZ4) March 16, 2019
Also that the man hit the boy on reflex afterwards? What a shameful behavior. #eggboy
— ai (@vxrglas) March 16, 2019
If someone smashes an egg on your face, you do not have the right to strike back; you are morally obligated to strike back. #Eggboy not only deserved to be smacked, he deserves criminal detention for assault.
— Cagey?Bee (@CageyBee3) March 16, 2019
#eggboy deserved to get his ass beat. He assaulted a person without cause. ANY person has a right to defend himself against such an attack. #AlwaysAtWarWithCowardsWhoAttackWithAnything #eggboyNotAHeroIsACoward
— AlwaysAtWarWithLeftistsAndMediaExtortionists (@Anti_Demagogue) March 16, 2019
And the debate rages on.