Skip to comments.Swedish Minister Denies Claims of Racism Over Black Woman Cake Stunt
Posted on 04/17/2012 10:36:02 PM PDT by Steelfish
Swedish Minister Denies Claims of Racism Over Black Woman Cake Stunt Calls for Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth to resign over role in art event supposedly highlighting female genital mutilation and racism
Luke Harding 17 April 2012
The 'cake' of a naked black woman made by an artist, Makode Aj Linde
Sweden's minister of culture has been accused of racism after cutting a cake depicting a naked black woman.
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was taking part in an event at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the capital's museum of modern art and home to works by Picasso and Dalí. She was invited to cut the cake, an art installation meant to highlight the issue of female genital mutilation. She began, as instructed, by taking a chunk from the cake's "clitoris".
The artist, Makode Aj Linde, who created the installation for World Art Day on 15 April, took part in the cake-cutting, with his blackened face and head sticking up next to the cake's stomach and arms. The cakes "insides" were a gruesome red. A video shows him screaming loudly every time a visitor hacks off another slice of the cake.
But the images provoked a furious response, with Sweden's African-Swedish Association describing it as "a racist spectacle".
A spokesman for the association, Kitimbwa Sabuni, told Sweden's The Local newspaper: "In our view, this simply adds to the mockery of racism in Sweden."
The association has demanded her resignation. In a statement, Sabuni said the association doubted a cake party meant to highlight the issue of female genital mutilation had achieved its aim. Instead, the cake was just "a racist caricature of a black woman". He said the minister's decision to take part in a dubious event with cannibalistic overtones showed her "incompetence and lack of judgment".
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I'm not sure what the Minister of Culture was laughing at. Female genital mutilation is the stuff of nightmares, and that nauseating cake was not intended to be humorous. Maybe the presentation was just so bizarre that she didn't know how to respond.
Yes, that head being fed the cake is real, a real person's head stuck through the table to make the "celebration" more garish than could possibly be imagined. There's a video of the "festivities" linked to the article below.
I believe it WAS a Muslim cake. They are the only ones (religion) that removes a woman’s clit that I know of. Highly practiced in some parts of Africa that are Mooslimb.
From the picture of the cake I saw, it was a naked black PREGNANT woman.
They hate our culture (our culture?) because we make them stop that stuff.
Now, what is this about "OUR CULTURE"? I've never made a blood red cake! I don't do black face. What a waste of chocolate!
In defense of the Swedes, they probably think black people actually look like that cake ~
How come no one is getting at the artist?
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