Sanna Marin's partying scandal continues to escalate
In Finland, the head of government's party scandal continues. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin apologized for the “inappropriate” footage filmed at her residence. Photos on social media of women baring their torsos at a party at the official residence follow controversy over a dance video of the premiere.
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Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin apologized for the scandalous photos taken at her residence. The apology comes less than a week after the 36-year-old Finnish head of government drew criticism after a video of her party was made public.
A picture circulated by Finnish media shows two women kissing, lifting their tops to reveal their torsos, and covering their breasts with a sign reading “Finland”. None of the women in the picture are Marin, notes The Guardian.
Sanna Marin confirmed on Tuesday that the photo was taken at her official residence, Quesaranta, after she attended a music festival that ran from 8 to July 10.
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“I think the photo is inappropriate, I apologize for that. It was impossible to take such a picture,” Marin told reporters in Helsinki.
Premier Marine said she had “friends” at her residence while she was “hosting a party” and “going to the sauna.”
The photo was first posted on social media by a former Miss Finland contestant ”, which is featured in the image.
An editorial in the country’s largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, said on Tuesday that Sanna Marin does not appear to be “in control” and that more photos and videos from her private life could be in the public domain.
Marin made headlines around the world last week when a video surfaced showing her dancing and having fun with a group of friends and celebrities. Some have interpreted the comments heard in the video as being related to drugs, which was heavily discussed on social media and which Marin vehemently denied.
On Friday, Sanna Marin even took a drug test to “clarify suspicions”. Her urine sample was tested for various drugs. The result was negative.
“A drug test taken from Prime Minister Sanna Marin on 19 August 2022 found no drugs,” the prime minister's office said on Monday, adding that the results were signed by a doctor.
Premier dance in video has also been criticized by some as inappropriate behavior for a prime minister, while others defended her right to a private event with friends.
Until now, Marin has enjoyed the support of her party, and Antti Lindtmann, head of the parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party, told the media that he “does not see any serious problems with dancing at a private event with friends.”
Marin, who came to power in 2019 at the age of 34, has previously been the target of criticism from parties in her official residence.
In December 2021, she came under heavy criticism after it was revealed that she had been dancing until morning despite being in contact with a person infected with Covid-19.
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