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Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, the Icelandic president is “firmly opposed” to the idea of pineapple on pizza.
Such is his acrimony, at a high school visit he went so far as to suggest that he would ban pineapples on pizza if he could.
People took his words rather seriously.
@NoodleHeiress the president of iceland stirred up a controversy about whether pineapple on pizza is good or not. <---- not fake news — Marcus Gilmer (@Marcus Gilmer)
the president of iceland is lucky i'm not a citizen bc if my country dared to ban pineapples on pizza i would go on a killing spree — KAILEY (@KAILEY)
So, @addamschloe, the president of PROGRESSIVE Iceland proposes banning pineapple on pizza. Wrong side of history much? — Tim Hurley (@Tim Hurley)
I'm with the President of Iceland... Pineapple has no place on Pizza. That's about as close as I get to Politics and/or Religion on Twitter. — Matt Siminiuk (@Matt Siminiuk)
Jeez Iceland! Leave my #pineapplepizza alone! #🍍🍕Pineapple Pizza Tests Limits of Presidential Power in Iceland https://t.co/exKzYHHOqD — JenJen (@JenJen)
There was even a change.org campaign for his resignation over his “extreme views” (on the fruit and the pizza).
In a statement, he clarified his position:
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.
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.
Welcome to news in 2017.
But seriously, seafood pizza?
HT The Washington Post
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