UPDATE: Here is Marika’s take, during an interview with Swedish TV. She never thought of the term as negative and was surprised that others were offended:
En negers uppväxt – A nigger’s upbringing
I have profiled comedienne Marika Carlsson here who is a popular funny woman in Sweden. I have never been to one of her performances as my Swedish isn’t strong enough to follow a comedy routine. Her latest act, “A nigger’s upbringing” has ruffled feathers in the black community. When I first saw the ad I thought she was taking a dig at the Swedish Democrats, the anti-immigration party. I don’t know what the deal is.
But I’ll ask Andy over at UrbanLife.se.
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