Sweden's minister of culture has come under fire for cutting a cake in the shape of a naked black woman in a series of events some deemed a "racist spectacle,"
Sweden's English-language website The Local reported. While attending an art installation in Stockholm on Sunday, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth began cutting the cake as directed, symbolically starting at the clitoris. The cake, intended to highlight the issue of female genital mutilation, was part of the installation, according to the report.
"In our view, this simply adds to the mockery of racism in Sweden,"
Kitimbwa Sabuni, spokesperson for the National Afro-Swedish Association told The Local.
"This was a racist spectacle."
The organization has demanded Adelsohn Liljeroth's resignation. Artist Makode Aj Linde created the installation, and his head, poking through the table, was meant to look as though it was part of the cake.