The Swedish Minister Of Culture is under fire after photos from a World Art Day party began to surface showing her cutting a cake designed to look like a tribal African woman complete with a torso, genetalia and a live human head decorated in blackface that protruded out of an opening in the table.
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was asked to kick off the party by performing a clitoridectomy on the cake. She then fed the cake to the performance artist whose head served as the head of the cake. The red velvet cake had a chocolate frosting and of course was red on the inside to symbolize blood.
Ironically, despite the racist undertones the cake symbolized, Liljeroth’s political position on racism is quite the opposite. She has publicly expressed her distaste for racism in the press and fought to keep newspapers from obtaining government subsidies who publish racist content. So far she has not commented on the cake.