Swedish Official Gleefully Cuts Racist Black Lady Cake, Delights Onlookers
I hope you spent the morning warming up your What The Everloving Hell reaction muscles, because this will require you to use all of them. It’s the Swedish minister of culture cutting up a taxpayer-funded cake baked to look like a racist caricature of a black woman at the opening of an exhibit about the horrors of female circumcision, and a crowd of people laughing while she feeds a piece of it (red velvet, natch) to the actor in blackface someone hired to poke their head out from a hole in the table so that it looks like the cake is alive and crying. Ok, folks — we’re declaring moratorium on smug talk about how much better everything is in Sweden.
The cake’s actually a piece of performance art by Makode Aj Linde, who plays the yelling head and says that the cake’s meant to be provocative social commentary on the issue of female circumcision in Africa as it’s viewed by the West. And Swedish Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth says she was asked to cut the cake as part of her official appearance at the event, which she describes as a “bizarre situation.” According to Aj Linde’s Facebook page, Liljeroth was asked to whisper “Your life will be better after this!” before cutting into the crotch.
Not including a photo of this horrible pastry, you can see it at the link. NSFW or anywhere else.