The Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, has apologised for a photo that was taken at a party that was held at her official residence after a rock festival.
While addressing, PM Marin who is 36, with President Sauli Niinisto in Helinski, said, “The photo is inappropriate and should not have been taken.”
In the photo, two other women can be seen kissing on the mouth and covering their naked upper bodies with a sign reading Finland in front of one woman’s chest.
Marin was facing criticism last week for videos of a private party, where she is seen dancing and singing with friends. She was blamed for possibly urging drugs but denied any allegation and took a drug test, which later tested negative.
Last week, Marin had been a victim of storm of questions from the media after her images surfaced over social media of a party she attended.
Back on Friday, while addressing the media, Marin said, “I have never taken drugs in my life. I really wish that people would not make claims like this when there is no proof.”
On Thursday, a video was circulated through social networking sites in which the 36-year-old head of government could be seen celebrating, dancing and singing with friends. Some Finnish journalists claimed to have heard statements about drugs in the video.
Marin says she only drank alcohol that night and that she has no knowledge of anyone present who allegedly used drugs.
The Prime Minister has not hidden her outgoing lifestyle and has often been photographed at music festivals, including Finland’s recent Flow Festival.

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