Finland PM Apologizes for Clubbing Liberal Lawmakers In Underwear After Photos Surface

The prime minister of Finland has apologized for not isolating female MPs after a photograph from an alcohol-filled party surfaced, suggesting that perhaps some parliamentarians were too drunk to dress appropriately. “A disappointing and…

Finland PM Apologizes for Clubbing Liberal Lawmakers In Underwear After Photos Surface

The prime minister of Finland has apologized for not isolating female MPs after a photograph from an alcohol-filled party surfaced, suggesting that perhaps some parliamentarians were too drunk to dress appropriately.

“A disappointing and embarrassing incident, for which I apologize,” Juha Sipila wrote on Twitter Friday. “The actions we’ve seen are unacceptable.”

The party took place in August at an after-hours club in Helsinki, Finland’s capital. In the photo, lawmaker Helena Stenava appears to be wearing a swimsuit, while another unidentified woman is shown wearing barely anything at all.

The party drew criticism from politicians from across the political spectrum in the Nordic country.

Sipila said the “small group of parliamentarians” who attended the party did not help set an example for the public. “It is quite clear that there are mixed messages,” he wrote.

A spokesman for the owner of the club told Finnish public broadcaster YLE that he was only aware of the party because his wife took a photo with the lawmaker.

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