Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has been the target of controversy since last week after videos of her having fun with friends and celebrities leaked online.
Au On the verge of tears, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Wednesday defended her aspirations for “joy” and “life” after controversy over videos showing her dancing and partying.
I am a human being. I sometimes also yearn for joy, light and pleasure in the midst of these dark clouds, she said, her voice shaking, at an event organized by her social democratic party ( SDP) in Lahti, Southern Finland.
It's private, it's joy and it's life, a- she declared, her eyes misty. But I haven't missed a single day of work.
The Prime Minister has been the target of controversy since last week after videos showing her #x27;fun with friends and celebrities leaked online.
Some blamed her for inappropriate behavior from a prime minister, others defended her right to enjoy a private event with her friends.
“I am a human being. Sometimes I also aspire to joy, ”defends Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
Comments overheard on the video were interpreted as referring to narcotics, a hotly debated topic on social media, which was refuted by the Prime Minister.
To dispel any suspicion , Sanna Marin had taken a drug test last week, which was negative.
I want to believe that people will watch what we do at work rather than what we do in our spare time, she pleaded on Wednesday, confident that the last week had been rather difficult.
Europe's youngest prime minister made headlines again on Tuesday when she apologized for more photos taken at her residence in July.
The photo, published by Finnish media, showed two women kissing, lifting their tops to reveal their busts and covering their chests with a Finland sign.
I think the photo is inappropriate, I apologize. This photo should not have been taken, Ms. Marin had told the press.
The Prime Minister explained that at that time, friends were were in his residence to spend the evening there and go to the sauna.
The photograph was first published on a TikTok account by an influencer and former contestant for the Miss Finland, who herself appears in the photo.