Teen who smashed egg on Aussie senator's head for anti-Muslim comments is swamped with marriage proposals
Will Connolly became a star on March 16 after he egged Anning at a press conference following his comments that linked the Christchurch terror attacks to Muslim immigration
A teen in Australia who shot to fame for cracking an egg over controversial senator Fraser Anning's head has received marriage proposals now as thousands of protesters took to the streets asking for the senator to be fired. Will Connolly, who has been dubbed "Egg boy" became a star on March 16 after he egged Anning at a press conference following his comments that linked the Christchurch terror attacks to Muslim immigration.
On March 19, thousands of protesters took part in a rally at the State Library in Melbourne's CBD, holding signs that condemned Anning and applauded the teen, the Daily Mail reported. One sign read: "I'll marry egg boy." Another sign proclaimed: "Egg boys turn into egg men when they act for racial justice."
The 17-year-old prankster became famous over the weekend after the footage of him egging Anning went viral. Anning's comments of the horrific Christchurch mosque attacks started an instant firestorm. A Change.org petition that was started to get him booted out of parliament has collected more than 1,380,000. Furious protesters have now renewed calls at the "Stand against racism: Fraser Anning must resign" rally which took place on March 19.
One placard read: "No racism, no fear, immigrants are welcome here." Another poster demanded: "Sack Fraser Anning." The organizers of the rally, Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF), aimed the protest at the senator, who was only elected into the Australian Senate "with a mere 19 votes".
They said: "Anning's first speech called for a 'final solution' to Muslim immigration and since then, has repeatedly come out against Muslims, migrants and in February this year, appeared at a neo-Nazi rally in St Kilda—all paid for with public funds."
CARF spokesperson Andrew Charles said that the rally had two purposes. He said: "We need to mourn and grieve our loved ones, but we also need to come together to build a movement that can challenge the growth of racism and the far right in an ongoing way. The far-right threat is real but with a broad anti-fascist movement, we can beat it back."
Chris di Pasquale, another CARF spokesperson, blamed prominent politicians for using Islamophobia for their own political gain. He said: "CARF stands—as we always have—with our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community who are hurting right now."
In spite of the massive outpouring of support to sack the senator, section 8 of the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 means that neither the Senate nor the House of Representatives has the "power to expel a member from membership of a House". The only other option is for the government to put forward a censure motion in parliament, which will lead to parliamentary condemnation.
This is something that the Labor and the Liberal parties can do when the Parliament returns in April.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that a mural of the stunt was painted in the Hosier Lane of the city after eggboy went viral. A GoFundMe page was set up as well to cover Connolly's legal fees - all of which will be donated to the victims of the Christchurch attack.