The horrific details from a mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, continue to come out as a nation and the world mourns. The attack appears to be racially motivated, as the shooter had a lengthy missive online containing hateful comments about people of color and immigrants.
That hatred hasn’t been enough for those who’ve blamed Muslim immigrants, some of which were the target of the attack that left 49 people dead. Some reactionaries immediately tried to shuffle blame from one place to another as a suspect, who apparently live-streamed at least part of the mass shooting, appeared in court for the first time on Saturday.
Australian senator Frasier Anning has a history of blaming immigrants for things, and he took the chance to comment on the death of 49 people by blaming immigrants for being targeted by white supremacists, saying they’re “the real cause of bloodshed.”
That didn’t sit well with one person in the press scrum, though, who immediately took the opportunity to hit Anning in the head with an egg when he started to speak in a similar way.
Let’s look at that again. Once Anning started spouting nonsense about how it was Muslim immigrants to blame for the shooting, our hero starts recording on his phone, pulls out the egg and elegantly smashes it into the back of his head.
Here’s another angle…
Anning tried to fight back, immediately deciding to punch a teen in the face. But it doesn’t look like he took much damage here, and it was Anning that somehow ended up on one knee after the exchange.
The boy who threw the egg and took the punch was apparently detained, but reports indicate that he got off scot-free.
In the face of pure hatred and tragedy, at least something pretty funny has emerged, resulting in memes and the hashtag “#eggboy” to trend on Twitter today.
And #Eggboy will never have to pay to get into Rolling Loud fest, apparently.