Egg boy memes are breaking the internet after Will Connolly egged Fraser Anning
18 March 2019, 18:07
Teenager Will Connolly went viral after egging islamophobic politician Fraser Anning...
Egg boy memes are breaking the internet and it's all thanks to Will Connolly.
It's hard to believe it but just a few days ago we had no idea who egg boy was and now he's become an internet hero. If you are still yet to find out who egg boy is, here's the 411. This weekend gone by, Australian senator Fraser Anning caused a stir after blaming the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on the country's immigration policies. In other words, Fraser is Islamophobic and, unsurprisingly, widely reviled in Australia.
On Saturday (Mar 16), teenager Will Connolly egged Fraser during a press conference and Fraser then hit Will. Naturally, the video immediately went viral on social media and it wasn't long before people started praising Will. Obviously, there were a few people who weren't impressed (Brian McFadden... um okay) but many people were happy to see Anning get egged and it quickly spawned many hilarious memes.
Check out the funniest egg boy memes below.
The memes themselves are extremely varied but they all take inspiration from the same event. Some focus on the egg itself (the second iconic egg of 2019), others are based around egg boy (the Will Connolly appreciation is real) and then there are those which, like any meme, take on a life of their own (the internet really did its thing with this one).
Here are just a few of the egg boy memes.
First things first, some respect for the egg.
The egg arriving ready to be smashed on Fraser Anning’s head pic.twitter.com/57dIlzVmvv— Laurence "Laura Dern" Barber (@bortlb) March 16, 2019
A skinny legend.
History is repeating itself.
guy who threw shoe at bush walked so egg boy could run— emmad (@emmadmazhari) March 16, 2019
Egg boy is getting his dues.
non-annoying men power rankings, march 17— Erin silent adoring wife Ryan (@morninggloria) March 18, 2019
3. danny devito
2. mayor Pete
1. egg boy
Egg boy has a competitor.
You’ve heard of egg boy... now introducing... pic.twitter.com/cwhbLqkiUm— Ryan Khosravi 🦋 (@ryepastrami) March 17, 2019
Vegans have questions.
What would be a good vegan alternative to egging a racist? Asking for a comrade— jewdⒶs // יידהודה (@jewdas) March 16, 2019
The theory behind the egg.
The reason #eggboy’s protest has struck such a cord is that it cuts to the heart of white supremacy: a sense of inadequacy and a fear of humiliation.— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) March 17, 2019
Brian McFadden isn't proving popular.
Twitter is having a wild one.
Eggboy and Catfucker: the last two days on twitter and also the name of my buddy cop spec script— Pixelated Boat: The Junior Novelization (@pixelatedboat) March 18, 2019
If you know, you know.
The inspiration behind egg boy.
Egg Boy clearly took up this directive pic.twitter.com/eDqo4nQzMy— touch typer (@sophbenj) March 18, 2019
What a woman.
Now this is a read.
“Is it okay to punch Nazis?” has been downgraded to “is it okay to crack an egg on a Nazi’s head?” and the answer is still “no”?— Pearson In The Wind (@LukeLPearson) March 17, 2019
It seems the only acceptable to answer to the question “What is it ok to do to Nazis?” is “Elect them” or “Invite them on to breakfast television”...
We need to stop giving white supremacists platforms.
Let's not forget that actual work still needs to be done.
You should egg a white supremacist at every opportunity. But, the gushing response to #eggboy just seems like a release valve for a nation that's desperate to forgive itself without doing anything.— Alison Whittaker (@AJ_Whittaker) March 17, 2019
In Australia and all around the world.
Still we are ready for bum girl to become a thing.
Now that Egg Boy has become so big- can someone tell me where the next White Supremacist Rally is so that I can moon them? If all goes well, Frasier Anning will punch me in my bare bum, and I will be forever known as Bum Girl.— nina oyama (@ninaoyama) March 18, 2019
Thanks in advance!
And last but not least a word from the man himself...
omg you guys... I’m not the egg boy.... I am the egg MAN.— Will Connolly (@wpconnolly) March 16, 2019
Egg man it is.
Shortly after the video of the egging went viral, a GoFundMe page was set up for Will Connolly to help with any legal fees he might face following the incident. He has since revealed that he will be donating all money raised to victims of the attack in Christchurch.