The debate of pineapples on pizza has gotten so controversial that it has now turned political.
According to Visir, Iceland's President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson told students in an Icelandic high school that if he had the legal power to, he would impose a ban putting pineapples on pizza.
Guðni told them that he did not enjoy the pizza topping at all in a Q&A session with the students, where the questions took on a more personal angle. Of course, he was probably joking about the ban part, but news sites around the world caught wind of it and the news took off. The debate about pineapple on pizza was given an international face and a political figurehead as a result.
Following the viral internet response, President Guðni posted the following message on Facebook to retract his proposal to ban pineapples on pizza and clarify his statements at the high school:
It was a brilliant response and just generated even more waves of news, as more people who shared the topic were apparently concerned about the pineapple on pizza debate and not the limit of a President's powers, according to Iceland Mag.
One thing has us confused though within his video response: recommending seafood items on pizza? I know that Iceland produces a ton of seafood-based products, but to actually put them on pizza?
I guess it's probably better than putting pineapple on pizza, at least.