South Korean lawmakers condemned Friday misogynistic attacks on Tokyo 2020 double-gold medalist archer An San.
An has received many attacks on her Instagram account, as well as comments on other social networks, that accuse her of misandry because of her short haircut and slang expressions on her online profiles associated with feminism and criticism of the patriarchy in South Korea.
"Unilaterally defining (another person's) thoughts based on (his or her) appearance or origin, and targeting certain thoughts for indiscriminate criticism constitute an extreme case of senselessness and is tantamount to a hate crime," Democratic Party lawmaker Woo Won-shik wrote on Facebook.
Woo recalled that the athlete Park Hee-moon, who has also competed in Tokyo 2020 in the shooting, is also receiving this type of criticism and that, as the father of a daughter, it breaks his heart to see this behavior.
In An's case, some of these critics have even called the Korea Archery Association (KAA) to demand that she return her medals.