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Sweden’s Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth partook in the cutting of a cake that depicts a naked African woman, sparking accusations of racism from the African community in Sweden.


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Sweden’s English language newspaper “The Local” reports that the cake cutting took place during an art installation at Stockholm’s Moderna Museet in connection with World Art Day on April 15th.

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The Local has more:

As part of the installation, which was reportedly meant to highlight the issue of female circumcision, the culture minister began cutting a large cake shaped like a black woman, symbolically starting at the clitoris.

Makode Aj Linde, the artist who created the installation and whose head is part of the cake cut by the minister, wrote about the “genital mutilation cake” on his Facebook page.

“Before cutting me up she whispered, ‘Your life will be better after this’ in my ear,” he wrote in a caption next to the partially eaten cake.

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