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Swedish Minister Denies Claims of Racism Over Black Woman Cake Stunt
Guardian (UK) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Luke Harding

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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1 posted on 04/17/2012 10:36:17 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Well...that just takes the cake.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 10:38:24 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Steelfish

3 posted on 04/17/2012 10:39:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Steelfish

He should have called it the Blessed Virgin Mary and the usual hipsters would have defended him.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 10:41:21 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Steelfish

How dense do you have to be NOT to think that this would get a negative reaction? Having the cake there in the first place just leaves you wide open for the race card, and the bizarre performance associated with it is just, well, icing.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 10:44:30 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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Pretty gross looking if you ask me.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 10:46:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Steelfish

Should of been a white guy cake. Then, hack away and all is glorious.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 10:47:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: smokingfrog
Dear God, that is one of the sickest, most twisted and perverted things I've ever seen! And she's the Minister of Culture?! WTF!? That's INSANE!

Liberals are some sort of crawling thing, covered in their own sh!t. They're so foul there aren't words for them. We live in a blasted, hateful age, that they have any power AT ALL.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 10:53:22 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Steelfish

That’s the ugliest f##king cake I’ve ever seen.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 11:06:02 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Talisker; Steelfish; smokingfrog

“Dear God, that is one of the sickest, most twisted and perverted things I’ve ever seen! And she’s the Minister of Culture?! WTF!? That’s INSANE!”

Totally agree, vile and sick - toward blacks, women... humanity, decency.

At depraved times like this I can totally understand how the Muslims might hate our culture, given what it has become - I hate it too.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 11:06:57 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

“...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 cake, ugly as it is, would seem to fit in with some of the ugly modern art. And the whole vile, sick and ugly is the point of it. To graphically show what the muslims in real, actual life do to their women.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 11:18:06 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Steelfish
I'm speechless. They got a serious screw loose up there.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 11:18:24 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

BTW, that appears to be a real person’s head sticking out through a hole in the table.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 11:25:46 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Steelfish

Riots, media frenzy, and outrage in the streets if it was a musilim cake.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 11:44:05 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Steelfish

Liberals are completely insane.


15 posted on 04/17/2012 11:47:18 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: 21twelve

“And the whole vile, sick and ugly is the point of it. To graphically show what the muslims in real, actual life do to their women.”

If that was their aim, I think they missed by a mile.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 11:50:55 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: SpaceBar

It is - it’s the head of the “artist”.

Check out the video in the article.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 11:57:05 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Steelfish

The picture of the cake is just gross. What idiot would think that this somehow was a good idea? Oh yeah one of us drunk Swedes...geeez


18 posted on 04/17/2012 11:58:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SpaceBar

Oh it is. It is the artist in full black face... not really a very good Jolsin if you ask me


19 posted on 04/18/2012 12:00:00 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: aquila48

I’m not sure what’s worse, the cake itself, or the ghoulish crowd in the background yucking it up.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 12:10:23 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Steelfish
Makode Aj Linde, the racist artist who made the racist cake cut by the racist Swedish Minister of Culture:

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.

21 posted on 04/18/2012 12:13:32 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Steelfish
Haven't seen anything quite like it. Indescribably tacky, tasteless (no pun intended). I think that it's so incredibly bizarre and outlandish, that accusations of racism is trumped by stupidity, it's stupidity, utter stupidity and ignorance first and foremost that comes to my mind about this event.

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.

Guardian:Swedish Minister Cake Video

22 posted on 04/18/2012 2:29:32 AM PDT by lbryce (Obama The Worst President Ever Must Be Carterized)
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To: chemicalman

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.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 2:46:28 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Steelfish

From the picture of the cake I saw, it was a naked black PREGNANT woman.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 2:56:23 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: aquila48
You're being cynical of course. Moslems believe women should be beaten regularly, even enslaved!

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 ~

25 posted on 04/18/2012 5:03:58 AM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: Steelfish

How come no one is getting at the artist?


26 posted on 04/18/2012 7:58:42 AM PDT by Vanders9
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