Will Connolly Egg Boy, breaks his silence on The Project

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Will Connolly Egg Boy, breaks his silence on The Project.

‘Egg Boy’ Will Connolly has broken his silence, telling The Project egging Fraser Anning was “not the right thing to do”.

Will went viral in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack after the Melbourne teen egged Mr Anning at a press conference.

Speaking to Hamish Macdonald in an ‘egg-clusive’ interview on Mondaythe 17-year-old was contrite about his actions when the journalist asked if he deserved to be hit by the senator.

“I understand what I did was not the right thing to do and I can understand why some people react the way they did,” Will said.

Will said there was “no reason to physically attack anyone” ever and his mother was “glad I stood up for what I believe in but she definitely disagrees with the way I did it”.

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“I understand what I did was not the right thing to do, however, this egg has united people, and money has been raised, tens of thousands of dollars has been raised for those victims,” he added.

The teenager, who described himself as “pro-humanity” rather than political, said he had listened to the senator speak for an hour before deciding to egg him.

“I didn’t expect him to react, I thought I was just going to walk out there. I didn’t think this was going to blow up,” Will told Macdonald.

“I didn’t expect him to react, I thought I was just going to walk out there. I didn’t think this was going to blow up,” Will told Macdonald.

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After Will threw the egg at Mr Anning the politician turned and struck him with an open hand.

Will told Macdonald Mr Anning’s reaction happened “pretty fast” causing the teenager to just follow his instincts.

“Did it hurt?” Macdonald asked.

“Not really,” Will replied.

The teenager was then wrestled to the ground and held there by Mr Anning’s far-right wing supporters — which included convicted criminal Neil Erickson — despite pleas to let the boy go as he was not resisting.

“I just wanted to stay calm,” Will said of the tense moment. “I knew not to resist, I knew police were not far (away).”

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Despite being inundated with offers of concert tickets, holidays and other free stuff, Will said he “hadn’t had time” to think about it and was “not too sure” how he would respond.

In one of the lighter moments of the interview, Will also revealed he had been known as Egg Boy before the Mr Anning incident but the nickname was now “getting pretty annoying”.

“I was always called Egg Boy,” he said, revealing the name had stuck after he brought boiled eggs to school for lunch.

Will’s Project interview was praised by viewers, who said the teen had acted wise beyond his years.

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