Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, 36, sparked controversy after a video of her partying was leaked. Video / @visegrad24
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologized after a photo of the topless influencer appeared at her official residence, the latest in a series of leaks from the young leader’s private party.
The image, taken from a TikTok video recorded at the taxpayer-funded Kesaranta residence in Helsinki, shows the two women kissing each other and covering their breasts with “Finland” signs.
The 36-year-old leader told reporters: “In my opinion, this photo is inappropriate. I apologize for it. That kind of photo should not have been taken, otherwise nothing special will happen at the party,” he added. Said that partygoers “have a sauna, swim and spend time together”.
Sabina Sarkka, 33, an influencer and former Miss World contestant, briefly loaded the image on TikTok before deleting it.
Responding to concerns about breached security, Marin said the activity pictured took place in a downstairs bathroom and “security arrangements have been in place”.
“We’re using the sauna facilities and garden area, but we haven’t been in the Kesaranta house, although the downstairs guest toilet is in use,” Marin said.
But political opponent and journalist Kimmo Kautio shared an image that appeared to show the prime minister carrying out his official duties in the same context.
Marin underwent a drug test “for her own legal protection” last week after a video of her dancing and lip-synching at a private party was leaked. Marin defended her actions, saying she drank with friends but not drugs.
The test returned a negative result.
A video posted on social media showed six people, including Marin, dancing and singing a duet at a party. In the second half of the video, the Prime Minister kneels on the ground and dances to his mouth.
Marin, the Nordic country’s youngest-ever prime minister, said she didn’t hold any government meetings that weekend. “I had some time with friends. And I didn’t do anything illegal.”
– Additional report, Associated Press