This is some messed up shit right here. And truly disturbing. The Swedish Culture Minister is coming under fire for taking part in a “provocative” display about female genital mutilation (FGM) that is just well, AWFUL. The installation involved a male artist dressed in black face whose head was part of a cake that resembled the lower half of a female body. Check it below:
That wasn’t it though. As part of the display, the artist “screamed” when a guest cut a slice of the cake. The video of the spectacle is truly disturbing and not something I will be posting here. Suffice to say that I can’t even look at a piece of cake now without gagging. Seriously, what is wrong with people? Let’s be clear- commodifying bodies, particularly women of color, has an ugly, ugly past. To brush this past off and not even acknowledge that your installation can be problematic is even MORE RACIST. Seriously.