More scandal for Sanna Marin: Finland's PM apologizes for photo of topless women kissing at her residence
'Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the fact that even we politicians at this level have free time, we spend it with friends,' said Marin
HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin just can't seem to get a break due to the tension that keeps rising after she was involved in a scandal following her partying videos. In one video, Marin was seen dancing energetically with her group of friends, while in the other, she was seen dancing intimately with Finnish singer Olavi Uusivirta, and in the recent one, she was dancing a little too closely with Finnish social media influencer Sabina Sarkka. But on Tuesday, August 23, she was made to apologize for an entirely different thing, which is for a highly questionable picture of two influencers that was clicked at her residence.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin apologized on Tuesday for a controversial photo taken at her residence a couple of days after the 36-year-old caused a nationwide stir with her dance moves. Finnish media houses circulated a photo picturing two well-known social media influencers, one of them being Sabina Sarkka who is a former beauty queen and has represented Finland in the Miss World 2012 contest. Finland's youngest-ever prime minister was questioned about the images during the impromptu press conference held on Finland's Ambassadors Day. Marin replied, "I have seen this footage this morning. Yes, they are from Kesäranta. They were filmed on Sunday, the Sunday after Ruisrock. At the time, I had friends in Kesäranta spending the evening."
The image in question shows two women kissing and baring their breasts against an official blue backdrop board where she is often filmed making official government announcements. She continued speaking, "The toilets downstairs in Kesäranta have also been used by guests. Apparently one of these pictures was taken in that state. In my opinion, the picture is not appropriate. I apologize for it. That kind of picture shouldn't have been taken, but otherwise nothing miraculous happened during the evening." Check out the image below:
The plot thickens. 😉 First, normally drug testees can't delay the test two weeks. Second, this photo was taken during a party at official PM summer residence (paid by tax payers). PM apologised today. Too late, imho.— The Retrospective (@TRetrospective) August 23, 2022
Didn't I say she's immature? @MarinSanna #SannaMarin #Resign pic.twitter.com/UoKpS2SNZu
Sanna Marin apologizes for the 'photograph'
Marin said, "Of course, as Prime Minister, I would like to focus on the substantive issues of politics. Of course, I understand that the media also wants to write about it. I can't control it." However, she couldn't help but comment on the fact that being a politician doesn't mean you cannot enjoy yourself every once in a while. She continued, "Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the fact that even we politicians at this level have free time, we spend it with friends. We also live other lives and the citizens' task in elections is always to evaluate their point of view, whether it is appropriate and what they think about it. I trust Finns and Finns' ability to judge."
Marin said that the photo was taken when she was entertaining her friends at the official residence of Finland's PM on the evening on Sunday, July 10, after they had attended Finland's Ruisrock rock festival. She explained that her friends only had access to her house to use the toilets which is when they took the opportunity to record the video which was later screenshotted. Her friends can be seen dancing in the garden of the house which was built in 1863 on a secluded waterside spot with its own jetty. The videos were first published on Sarkka's TikTok account.