And yesterday he felt the public's angst first hand after a teenager delivered an egg to his head as he spoke to the media in south Australia. Later that night, someone recorded themselves confronting Anning at Melbourne Airport asking him, "Don't you have any remorse?"
Connolly cracked an egg over Senator Anning's head on live television.
"The goal has been raised to $50,000 in homage to the 50 victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack", the addendum reads.
His comments sparked outrage across the country, and an online petition calling for his removal from parliament gained over 265 000 signatures within 24 hours.
Not just that, even his colleagues plan to censure him formally.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott believes Senator Anning will be booted out of parliament at the election.
Morrison added: "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".
"The 69-year-old retaliated and struck the teen twice before he was taken to the ground and restrained by by-standers", Victoria Police said in a statement describing the incident.
Will Connolly, 17, stood behind the controversial politician as he was giving a press conference after releasing a statement following the Christchurch terror attack essentially saying it was Muslim peoples' fault for the tragedy.
Mr Anning told reporters on Monday: "He got a slap across the face, which is what his mother should have given him long ago". Noting that the primary suspect in Christchurch is 28, one Anning supporter said, "It's the younger generation taking up the fight".
Senator Anning replaced One Nation's disqualified Malcolm Roberts in 2017 but quit the party to become an independent after falling out with leader Pauline Hanson.
Anning replied by saying, "Well, he's obviously a little on the insane side, but yeah".
Sally Rugg, the executive director of Change.org Australia, said the petition could easily reach the million vote mark on Sunday.