Watch the video of ‘Egg Boy’ make revelation about the REAL origin of the nickname
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The Australian teen, branded ‘Egg Boy’ after he smashed an egg on Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s head, has spoken about the incident for the first time.
Will Connolly, 17, from Melbourne, smashed an egg on Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s head after Anning made insensitive comments on Muslim immigration after the Christchurch massacre.
Connolly appeared on Network 10’s The Project and revealed he has always been called ‘Egg Boy’.
‘I understand what I did was not the right thing to do. However, this egg has united people and, you know, money has been raised, tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for those victims’ Connolly told host Hamish MacDonald.
Connolly revealed that he has been called ‘Egg Boy’ since high school. He said:
‘I just prefer Will, Egg Boy’s getting pretty annoying, to be honest.’
‘Well, funnily enough, I was actually called ‘Egg Boy’ before this happened as I’d eat boiled eggs at lunch and all the girls would be like “get away from me that reeks.”‘
He said about the incident: ‘I didn’t expect him to react, I thought I was just going to walk out there. I didn’t think this was going to blow up,’
‘In fact, it’s blown up completely out of proportion to the point it’s kinda embarrassing because too much attention has actually been brought away from the real victims suffering, we should be focusing on them.’
‘I can understand why some people reacted the way they did. I thought the world should be supporting all those victims giving them love and passion and the senator released a statement which was pretty much divisive hate speech blaming the victims for the attack and I was just flat out disgusted,’
While Senator Anning was asked about the incident, he said: ‘I turned around and defended myself, I think that’s what most people, most sensible people would do,’
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