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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Well...that just takes the cake.
He should have called it the Blessed Virgin Mary and the usual hipsters would have defended him.
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.
Should of been a white guy cake. Then, hack away and all is glorious.
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.
That’s the ugliest f##king cake I’ve ever seen.
“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.
“...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.
BTW, that appears to be a real person’s head sticking out through a hole in the table.
Riots, media frenzy, and outrage in the streets if it was a musilim cake.
Liberals are completely insane.
“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.
It is - it’s the head of the “artist”.
Check out the video in the article.
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
Oh it is. It is the artist in full black face... not really a very good Jolsin if you ask me
I’m not sure what’s worse, the cake itself, or the ghoulish crowd in the background yucking it up.
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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