Swedish Minister Caught in Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal.
File under "Shit Ain't Sweet": In Sweden this past weekend, an art installation designed to bring awareness to the issue of female circumcision has met with big-time backlash. Artist Makode Aj Linde created a large cake in the shape of the body of a Black woman (calling it a "female genital mutilation cake"), his head in Blackface protruding through a hole in the table. Swedish minister of culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, was invited to commence exhibition of the installation during a cake cutting party in which she performed, "a clitoridectomy on the cake, which she did by removing the cake woman’s labiums," as reported by Swedish news site Friatider.Se. “In our view, this simply adds to the mockery of racism in Sweden,” Kitimbwa Sabuni, of the National Afro-Swedish Association was quoted as saying in response. Smooth B knew the time, minister: Can't have your cake and eat it too, girl.
[via Colorlines ]