- Icelands President says hes fundamentally opposed to pineapple on pizza
- Internet immediately starts a debate on pineapples as pizza topping
- The President eventually put out a clarification on the matter
According to a report published in the Iceland Magazine, President Johannesson made these 'controversial' remarks while visiting a high school in the town of Akureyri in northern Iceland. While interacting with students, he answered a question about pineapples on pizza, which is when he made these 'controversial' statements. As was wholly expected, the Internet immediately divided itself into two factions.
PINEAPPLE IS GOOD ON PIZZA- Cole (@ColeFranks17) February 21, 201
Pineapple belongs on pizza. End of story. Don't @ me.- butt wizard (@alexshapiro135) February 21, 2017
I thought something big politically was happening in Korea. Seem to be just the age old pineapple on pizza argument.- Madeleine Rosca (@MadeleineRosca) February 21, 2017
There were also those who were staunchly opposed to the idea:
you can all stay in Iceland as well so us pineapple on pizza lovers can live in peace and tastiness pic.twitter.com/UOZ3g5shNp- Luke Brooks (@luke_brooks) February 21, 2017
There are 2 kinds of people on this planet: ones who like pineapple on pizza and the ones who have dark souls who refuse to let happiness in- Sahithi Meduri (@sahithimeduri) February 21, 2017
PINEAPPLE DOESN'T BELONG ON PIZZA- anderson stallings (@andrsn_renee) February 12, 2017
In fact, the entire issue escalated so much that the President had to put out a message on Facebook, assuring people that he does not have the power to change laws that ban certain foods on pizza.
"Presidents should not have unlimited power. I would not want to hold this position if I could pass laws forbidding that which I don't like. I would not want to live in such a country. For pizzas, I recommend seafood," says the President, whose approval ratings (unsurprisingly) are as high as 97%.
One tweet sums up the entire issue nicely:
Listen man I'm a person who likes dubstep and pineapple on pizza. Just like what you like don't worry about what others think.- 3DROD (@3DROD) February 12, 2017
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