London (CNN)Finnish PM Sanna Marin announced Friday that she had undergone a test for drugs after a video that was leaked that showed her dancing with her friends caused an uproar as per Finnish state-owned broadcaster YLE.
“In the last few days, there have been very grave accusations made out there in public that I’ve taken the use of narcotics. I believe these allegations to be extremely grave and significant. To protect me legally even though I find the need for a blood test as absurd — to dispel any doubts, today I completed a test for drugs,” Marin told reporters in a broadcast.
Finland’s 36-year-old president has admitted to having a party “in the most boisterous manner” after the release of private videos, but she said she was displeased for the videos were a source of criticism from opponents of her political party -and was released into the public domain.
“These videos are private and were filmed in a private area. I am not happy that they were made accessible to the world,” Marin said.
The videos have prompted some of Marin’s critics to criticize her conduct as unfit for a Prime Minister. Mikko Karna, an opposition MP, tweeted Thursday that Marin must be tested for drugs.