'Egg Boy' goes viral after teen cracks egg on Australian senator's head following comments about New Zealand mass shooting

PHOTO: In this image made from video, a teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. PlayAP
WATCH Australian sen. blames Muslims for New Zealand attack, teen cracks egg over his head

An Australian lawmaker who has been condemned for making anti-immigration remarks hours after the New Zealand mosque attacks had egg on his face on Saturday. Literally.

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Fraser Anning, 69, a far-right Queensland senator, was speaking to reporters in Melbourne when a 17-year-old boy cracked a raw egg against the politician's head, video of the incident shows. The footage quickly went viral on social media, where he was given the nickname "Egg Boy."

Anning immediately punched back at the teen as egg yolk skittled down his face, the video showed. He also attempted to get a few kicks in before being fully restrained. Others in attendance, meanwhile, appeared to hold down the teen in a chokehold.

PHOTO: Australian Senator Fraser Anning has an egg smashed on his head while talking to the media in Victoria, Australia, March 16, 2019, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. THE UNSHACKLED/via Reuters
Australian Senator Fraser Anning has an egg smashed on his head while talking to the media in Victoria, Australia, March 16, 2019, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

Victoria police took the teen into custody before releasing him without charges, but are investigating the incident, according to local media reports. The police were not immediately available for comment.

PHOTO: Senator Fraser Anning swipes at a teenager who broke an egg on his head while he was holding a press conference, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. AP
Senator Fraser Anning swipes at a teenager who broke an egg on his head while he was holding a press conference, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia.

Anning, who is known for anti-immigration language, immediately blamed the New Zealand attacks on Muslim immigration. In the past, he has invoked Nazi language of a "final solution" to combat Muslim immigration to Australia.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison called Anning’s inflammatory comments blaming the Islamic community “appalling and ugly."

"I would normally not want to give this any oxygen, but I want to absolutely and completely denounce the statements made by Senator Anning…on this horrendous terrorist attack, with issues of immigration, in his attack on Islamic faith specifically," Morrison said, adding that his government would censure the senator.