Helen Mirren under fire for taking Golda Meir role

Oscar winner British actress Helen Mirren is attacked on social media for accepting the role of Golda Meir, Israel’s first female Prime Minister.

Helen Mirren, 76, has been subjected to a torrent of abusive comments on social media for accepting to portray the only Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, in a new biopic. The commenters call her racist and suggest that her damehood awarded in 2003 should be revoked.

“How sick making a biopic on criminal Golda Meir and yes no surprise Helen Mirren the racist is happy to portray the pure distorted version of a disgusting individual,” a tweet reads, followed by another: “Helen Mirren doing a film about the first female prime minister of Israel is a slap in the face to all the people of Palestine, they are literally celebrating taking over Palestine and taking families out of their homes, murdering children, families! Tasteless film!”

The film is a biopic of Israel’s only female Prime Minister, Golda Meir, who served between 1969-1974, as the fourth prime minister and was leader during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. She was commonly referred to as the “iron lady” of Israeli politics.