Swedish minister "feeds blacked up artist"

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 11:38

There's an interesting article on the Guardian's Comment is Free site today about Sweden's Cultural Minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, celebrating the country's World Art Day by feeding cake to an artist who had "blacked up".

According to the article, written by Jallow Momodou, "the exclusively white audience cheered as the minister laughingly cut the cake around the "clitoris", and fed it to the artist."

Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth has defended her actions by saying "that art was meant to be provocative, and that the pictures of the event are misunderstood."

I'm not so convinced. I have no idea about what she is like as a person but at the very least she is a politician and should have been acutely aware of how her actions would be portrayed. What do you think?

You can read the full article here:


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