No love for Hawaiian-style pies in the frigid North.

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Iceland’s President Would Prefer to Ban Pineapple Pizza

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson let students know exactly how he felt about Hawaiian pizza
No love for Hawaiian-style pies in the frigid North.

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No love for Hawaiian-style pies in the frigid North.

Forget religion and partisan politics: Pineapple pizza is the divisive topic that splits our nation today, and our icy neighbors up North agree. Iceland’s president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, recently told students that he would ban pineapple pizza if he had the power to and remained “firmly opposed” to the fruity and cheesy combination pie, according to Visir, an Icelandic publication. Instead, he’d recommend seafood on pizza:

A student asked this pointed question at a high school in Akureyri, during the president’s recent trip to northern Iceland. Unfortunately, the Icelandic president does not have the power to pass laws, so alas, pineapple pizza still remains on the right side of the law (though beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989).

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Icelandic politics typically stays out of the ever-wandering eye of social media, but President Jóhannesson’s unmoving stance on the virtues (or lack thereof) of pineapple pizza caught the attention of social media, and the story has since gone viral: