#SolidaritywithSanna: Women post dance clips to support Finland PM Sanna Marin after scandalous party video
Marin faced backlash after videos of her dancing at a private house party and with Finnish pop star Olavi Uusivirta went viral
HELSINKI, FINLAND: The women around the world are backing Prime minister, Sanna Marin, by posting dancing and partying videos with #SolidaritywithSanna, after two videos of the 36-year-old politician went viral that sparked claims of drug abuse which, later, got denied by Marin, who said she had "nothing to conceal or hide."
Marin faced backlash after videos of her dancing at a private house party and another where she appears to be dancing intimately with Finnish pop star Olavi Uusivirta at a famous nightclub in Helsinki surfaced online. Many criticized her for 'unsuitable' behavior while questioning her political judgement. However, as reported earlier, Marin told reporters at a press conference in Kuopio's Rissala airport on August 18, "I have danced, sung, celebrated, done legal things," while pointing out the person who leaked the videos, which she said were from a couple of weeks ago, "I trusted that since the videos are private and published at a private event, they would not be published. It feels bad that they have been published."
As per Yahoo!, a male MP, Mikko Kärna posted on Twitter that Marin should undergo a voluntary drug test. “Just for the sake of the discussion in public, it would be wise if the Prime Minister voluntarily went through a drug screening, the results of which would be made public by an independent body. The people are also allowed to expect this from their PM," he tweeted. Responding to the drug test, Marin said, "I have nothing to hide. I have never taken drugs."
Pretty sure the guy who looks like he’s kissing Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s neck in this clip isn’t her husband.— Chris Tomlinson (@TomlinsonCJ) August 19, 2022
BBC journalist Megha Mohan on August 20 tweeted a montage video of women from Finland dancing in support of Marin. A user wrote, "Dancing is healing. Keep dancing, @MarinSanna. Solidarity with Sanna. #letsdance #solidaritywithsanna #SannaMarin"
“Solidarity with Sanna”— Megha Mohan (@meghamohan) August 20, 2022
Women in Finland are posting videos of themselves partying while tagging Prime Minister Sanna Marin. pic.twitter.com/Bl1M4r0bky
Fiona Patten, an Australian politician also came in support and wrote, “If letting off steam at a party is the worst thing your prime minister has done, then you're a pretty lucky country. #solidaritywithsanna," while another wrote, "We should all dance a little more! I stand in solidarity with Sanna #solidaritywithsanna." One more user commented by saying, "All professional women have the right to recharge doing whatever is their preference #break-stereotypes #solidaritywithsanna #WomensRights"
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