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.”


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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