Iceland’s President Would Make Pineapple On Pizza Illegal If He Could

The great pizza debate goes deeper

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is the President of Iceland and now a public hater of pineapple on pizza. The delicious fruit atop a cheesy pizza has been a hot debate for decades and Iceland is taking its stance.

It all began when Guðni visited a high school in Northern Iceland. He did a Q&A at the end of his visit, as reported by Iceland Magazine, and was asked a bunch of oddball questions by students. One question was about his opinion on pineapple on pizza, where he went on to say that he would “pass a ban on pineapple as a pizza topping if he had the power to pass laws on his own.”

Harsh.

In an update, the President told CBC As It Happens, “I like pineapple, just not on pizza. I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapple 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.”

He went a step further when he said “for pizzas, I recommend seafood.”

Ok, Mr. President.

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