Swedish Minister Embroiled in Racism Row over Black Woman Cake
- Publication Date:
- 18 April 2012
Sweden's culture minister faced furious calls to resign after she was pictured cutting a 'racist' black cake designed like a native African woman.
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth had appeared at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm when she was invited to cut the cake which was designed like a naked African woman.
The Swedish minister cut pieces from the black cake, which had blood-red sponge and was designed to highlight the issue of female genital mutilation.
Despite the intentions of the bizarre cake, however, critics described it as a 'racist spectacle', and demanded Ms Liljeroth resigned for participating in the 'tasteless' event.
The Association for African Swedes said the cake was a crude racist caricature which 'makes a mockery of racism'.