"Egg Boy" Will Connolly has been Released Without Charge

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging worshipper outside Kilbirnie Mosque. Credit PA

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging worshipper outside Kilbirnie Mosque. Credit PA

The teenager was dubbed "Egg Boy" on social media and Australian Simmons showed his support by writing the nickname on his bright yellow shoes.

The internet has tried to raise several thousand dollars for Will Connolly, better known as "Egg Boy", after he slapped an egg on the head of New Zealand senator Fraser Annig.

The shocked politician then punched the teenager. As of publication, the Go Fund Me has more than $71,000, which will be donated to the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

People rallied around Egg Boy as a hero and symbol in the fight against intolerance.

Connolly's stunt came after the ultra-conservative Queensland senator said Muslim immigration contributed to the 50 deaths in the Christchurch massacres.

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The Australian senator was in controversy last summer when he invoked Nazi euphemism for genocide and termed it as final solution to immigration problem and to stop all muslims entering Australia.

"This was the moment I felt proud to exist as a human being. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning". Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took the side of the egger, telling reporters: "The full force of the law should be applied to Sen".

The now world-famous Egg Boy has received accolades from all over the world, from John Oliver to John Darnielle to Violent Soho to Ben Simmons, and was briefly immortalised (ish) in mural-form in Melbourne, before it was rapidly painted over.

After getting hit with the egg, Anning turned around and struck Connolly in the face twice.

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