Charles Gutjahr

Melbourne, Australia

Don't egg them on

17 Mar 2019 — a 1 minute read on opinion

Fraser Anning contributes nothing good to our country. He perpetuates xenophobic lies then acts like he is some victim of society, which is bullshit.

So that's why I'm disappointed a kid hit Anning with an egg this week. Not because Anning doesn't deserve it, but because it gives a tiny sliver of truth to his contrived victimhood. Anning's egging is nothing compared to what the victims of his words have suffered but it plays into a narrative that the right-wing extremists of our country want to perpetuate. They want to be seen as victims, and this kid gave them that opportunity.

So I reckon the egging did all of us a disservice and contributed just a tiny bit to the rise of extreme right-wing ideology in Australia. Don't egg them on.