Memes of Egg Boy have exploded on social media hailing him as an "unsung hero" during these dark days.

Seventeen-year-old Will Connolly, who refers to himself as the "Egg Boy", cracked a raw egg over disgraced Australian politician Fraser Anning's head — prompting a furious double slapping reaction the Senator.

The egging was prompted after Anning made "victim blaming" comments in the wake of Christchurch mosque shootings.

"Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" Anning tweeted shortly after 50 innocent Muslims were shot dead in their place of worship.


"The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," he said in a later statement.

After Connolly was released without being charged, he spoke out on Twitter.

"Don't egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time," he said in a video. "I learnt the hard way."

However, this has not stopped people sharing memes of Egg Boy, hailing him a hero.

Photo / Facebook
Photo / Facebook

Egg Boy also shared a Tweet about why he cracked an egg on Anning.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first time on Sunday joined the public condemnation of Anning.

Asked by a journalist what she thought of Mr Anning's comments, she replied simply: "They're a disgrace."

A GoFundMe page set up to raise $2000 to pay for Mr Connolly's "legal fees" and "more eggs" had exceeded $25,000 on Sunday.


The site says most of the money will go to Christchurch victims.

"Love the spunk of egg boy who puts his egg where we'd like it to be!" donor Val Lehmann-Monck posted.

"This kid is awesome. The senator will not get re-elected due to the publicity and those comments and his reaction," donor Nikhil Reddy wrote.

After the egging, Mr Anning's supporters pinned Mr Connolly to the ground until journalists appealed for him to be allowed back on his feet, The Sun-Herald reported.

- additional reporting