Sometimes, you have to take a step back to appreciate that we live in a time where you can relate to an event that is happening thousands of miles away from you on the other side of the world. On this week’s edition of Everipedia Culture Roundup, we take a look at the story of teenager William Connolly who went viral for egging Australian politician Fraser Anning who was previously criticized for his insensitive comments towards Muslims during the aftermath of the Christchurch shootings. Morrie Tobin, on the other hand, went much more under the radar, but his role in starting the investigation in the college admissions scandal should not be ignored. Lori Harvey is making a name for herself beyond being Steve Harvey’s step-daughter with her modeling career and being in online tabloids over her dating exploits. Samantha Yap is a career woman at the nexus of media and blockchain and is combining the two to launch her own PR firm. And finally, the book Crippled explores how government policy can have a drastic effect on the most vulnerable in the United Kingdom. Read more about the figures from this week below!
Will Connolly, otherwise known as “Egg Boy”, made international headlines for doing what many considered a heroic act in the wake of the Christchurch Shootings. Initially, Australian politician Fraser Anning made comments blaming Muslims for the attacks saying that it highlights a “growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand of the increasing Muslim presence” Will would find himself at an Anning press conference where he saw an opportunity to make his mark, approaching Anning from behind with camera in hand and egged him in the face. In response, Anning punched the teenager and put him in a headlock. The video would go viral and bring Connolly international notoriety. Campaigns were launched to help fund Connolly’s legal expenses which he redirected to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.