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:
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) February 21, 2017
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).
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:
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Iceland's President: pineapple on pizza.
— Pilot Sloan in Space (@JBB_KANSAS) February 21, 2017
president of iceland- im going to ban pineapple on pizza!
— charl (@laurensdingle) February 21, 2017