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“Pizzagate” is all the rage in Iceland and the rest of the world Food Life and Style 

“Pizzagate” is all the rage in Iceland and the rest of the world

Pineapples, hams, olive toppings or whatever else does or does not belong on pizza have sparked a memeable debate among Italian cuisine lovers. In the case of the infamous Hawaiian flavor, a classic staple in pizza parlors, some foodies just find pineapple chunks on pizza an invalid concept in the history of mankind.

But as the rest of us are only human with less than zero super powers, one supreme individual has expressed his distaste for the odd combo that he wished he could make it illegal in his small country.

If President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson of Iceland only had his way, he would pass a ban on pineapple as a pizza topping if he had the power to pass laws on his own.

The provocative comments that caused outrage around the world were in response to inquiries from students about what he thought of the fruit as a pizza topping while visiting a local high school.

Twitter has picked up on the controversial opinion that would later on spread on Facebook.

Jóhannesson, fresh from the flush of his 15 minutes of fame, also clarified on his official Facebook page saying non-pineapple pizzas were just his personal preference and that he’s glad he doesn’t have the power to ban pizza toppings:

“I like pineapples, just not on pizza. I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza. I am glad that I do not hold such power. 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.”

Then here comes a bonus — he thinks seafood are right at home on pizzas.

Photo courtesy of Humanstein

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