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.
PINEAPPLES ON PIZZA
— ann (pinned) (@hellinfections) February 19, 2017
Pineapples do NOT go on pizza.
— Naka (@NLMBNAKA) March 1, 2017
the thought of pineapples on pizza gets me like pic.twitter.com/n0olsBmJZz
— hazel 🎄 (@famouhes) February 19, 2017
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.
Finally a President with wisdom and impeccable judgment—Iceland's leader wishes he could ban pineapple pizza. https://t.co/03IfDMXjfq
— Vegan (@vegan) February 28, 2017
If he had his way, Iceland's President would ban pineapple pizza. He sure beats the leaders we have in U.K and USA https://t.co/cjomxwYmKM
— Stuart Wilson (@wilsonsg) February 27, 2017
— Icelandic Glacial (@IcelandicWater) February 27, 2017
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.
I agree with the president of Iceland: pineapple on pizza is an abomination. https://t.co/w5k4vidbkB
— Kay Ross (@kayross) March 1, 2017
I haven’t seen this many angry faces since I told Iceland's president I like puffin on my pizza. pic.twitter.com/muyXj1rCK1
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 1, 2017
Iceland's President wants to ban pineapple on pizza! wtf? is it one of the most important problem of the world? +++
— Ozan Altunay (@ozanaltunay) February 24, 2017
The President of Iceland was in hot water because of a pizza topping. Meanwhile, in America…. pic.twitter.com/jqVPVqROBl
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) February 23, 2017
The president of Iceland banned pineapple on pizza he's my type of guy
— Shelby (@shelbytriglia) February 21, 2017
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:
Yfirlýsing í stóra pítsumálinu – a statement on the pizza-controversy :)Mér finnst ananas góður, bara ekki á pítsu. Ég…
“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.”