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South Korean Olympic archer, An San, 20, made history for being the first athlete to win three gold medals at this year’s Olympics earlier last week.

However, her historical win was overshadowed by criticism from a very vocal minority of male South Koreans, who took offence at An San’s short hair.

Yes, you read that right.

Anti-feminist male netizens labelled An San a “feminist” because of her hairstyle and demanded that she apologise and return her medals.

According to reports, there has been an outbreak of animosity towards feminism and the  promotion of women's rights among South Korean young men in recent years. This explosion of online misogyny is now a hot topic in the country and many women in the media have come under such senseless attack from men on the internet. 

Many public figures have since come forward to support An San, who remains undeterred by the online abuse.

And Mediacorp star Ya Hui, who has been sporting a similar hairstyle as An San for the last few years, has also taken to her own Instagram to criticise these nay-sayers.

In a series of posts on her Instagram Story, Ya Hui ranted: “Anything wrong with short hair? Why are we being criticised for that?”

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