Far-Right Trolls Defaced The Egg Boy Mural, But Then Immediately Got Trolled Right Back
The power of Egg Boy cannot be contained.
A mural of teenager Will Connolly, aka Egg Boy, has been painted over by right-wing trolls, only to be painted over again almost immediately by anti-racism activists. Life comes at you fast.
The initial mural appeared yesterday in Hosier Lane in the Melbourne CBD, and depicted the now-iconic moment when Connolly smashed an egg into the back of extremely terrible man Fraser Anning’s extremely terrible head.
Artist Van T Rudd (nephew of Kevin Rudd… yes, that Kevin Rudd) tweeted that the mural was a tribute to Egg Boy’s “glorious response” to Anning’s “support of extreme right wing terror” after Anning blamed the Christchurch terror attacks on Muslim immigration.
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If you’re on your way to work in Melbourne CBD this morning, here’s a gift for you in Hosier Lane. This mural just HAD to be done! A tribute to #eggboy and his glorious response to Australian politician #fraseranning ‘s support of extreme right wing terror. Don’t forget the protest against right wing extremism in Melbourne this Tuesday, 5.30pm too!! Solidarity with Muslims, refugees, migrants! * * * #christchurchshooting #newzealandshooting #fightracism #freetherefugees #fuckfascism #fuckdonaldtrump #standwithmuslims #socialmediaheroes #politicalartist #vantrudd #politicalmural #eggsforbreakfast
But Rudd’s mural was quickly targeted by right-wing shit-brains, who painted over the mural and tagged it with a hashtag urging people to #VoteFraser.
But the paint had barely dried before the mural was worked over again, this time by anti-racism activists who had a message for anyone advocating racism and white supremacy.
Feature image provided by Van T Rudd.