First, this post appeared on Canada's official Twitter account:
Then, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threw his weight behind the cause:
Historica Canada, an organisation that builds awareness of Canadian history, claimed the topping was part of the country's heritage:
Fans of the pizza topping were thrilled:
I didn't know it was possible for me to like Canada anymore than I already do. Pineapple belongs on pizza, esp when coupled w jalapeños https://t.co/86nvfOXNqi— eemi (@eemanabbasi) February 23, 2017
Put pineapple on someone's pizza. #RandomActsOfKindnessDay— Josh G (@jgcartman) February 17, 2017
Some other Canadians less so:
@HistoricaCanada we shouldn't brag about that. It's like bragging about pickles and ice cream— Tia Lund (@saanisl) February 23, 2017
Some tweeple thought the issue would escalate:
teacher: who can tell me how world war 3 started?student: ok well first canada and iceland beefed on twitter about pineapple pizza— jake (@jakebeckman) February 24, 2017
Meanwhile, someone actually had a Hawaiian pizza delivered to Iceland's embassy in London:
In case you were wondering, the Hawaiian pizza topping was actually invented by a Greek-Canadian called Sam Panopoulous in 1962. He says he never imagined that 55 years later, his humble creation would still be making headlines. "Pizza in those days was three things: dough, sauce, cheese, and mushroom, bacon, or pepperoni. That was it," says Panopoulos. "You had no choices; you could get one of the three (toppings) or more of them together." At his small restaurant, Panopoulos says he often threw together combinations for toppings to see what worked. Canned pineapple chunks were a household staple at the time. One day, he took a can, drained it, and threw the pieces of fruit on a pizza. And that's how the Hawaiian pizza was born!
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