It’s quite remarkable that Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP Teuvo Hakkarainen, who has made racist remarks in the past like homosexuals, lesbians and Somalis should be relocated to the Åland Islands, still enjoys the support of his party after he sent on his work phone an SMS message with pictures of his phallus.
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The incident is just another example of how the PS resembles more a tangled circus comprising of tragic-comic solo actors whose best quality is jumping from one scandal to the next. This is the party that aims to lead Finland into a new era, which is anti-EU, anti-immigration and especially anti-Islam.
According to PS MP Mika Niikko, the picture of Hakkarainen’s phallus was taken by a friend without his knowledge. Hakkarainen was drunk too drunk at the time to notice, according to Niikko.
Two years ago, the PS sent Hakkarainen to be treated for his alcohol problem. Apparently treatment has had little impact on his drinking.