Sanna Marin also lied to the press that she was not kissed on the neck, but was whispered in the ear, which was later revealed to be a lie.
These details are well known in Finland and in the Finnish press, but internationally an image has been given that Finland is some kind of “conservative country where we get angry at women dancing”. This is simply not true, and is part of the propaganda orchestrated by the ruling SDP party to clear Sanna Marin’s name.
Later, Marin appeared to give a speech in which she shed crocodile tears and said that “she is human” and “deserves light and joy too”. At no point did Marin actually apologise for what had happened, her lies and her behaviour, but the details were spun to protect the image of a young leader who had risen to international acclaim.