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Iceland's President Ensnared in Pizza-Topping Controversy

Iceland's President Ensnared in Pizza-Topping Controversy

But when he tried to recommend seafood as an alternative topping, he was met with similar pushback.

It's not just hot springs that boil in Iceland, it seems.

Iceland's president Guoni Th Johannesson said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he could.

Jóhannesson came under fire after ranting while on a school visit in Akureyi about how much he despised pineapple as a pizza topping - so much so that he'd banish it forever, if he had the authority. He then went further, suggesting that he would ban pineapples on pizza if he could. "I am glad I do not hold such power", said the statement.

Oh, to live in a country where the most controversial thing the president does is comment about pizza. Some found it too offensive to digest and others hailed him as "the leader we need" in these trying times.

Of course, Twitter users had something to say about Johannesson's pizza preferences. Over the years, the question has generated endless discussion between purists and adventurists.

The attention over his pineapple statement forced the President to clarify his statement.

This may be down to his approachable style: Last summer, he was spotted picking up a Domino's pizza on his way home from work. The South Philly spot puts out a traditional Hawaiian pizza but excels a al pastor pizza, featuring guajillo pepper sauce, mozzarella cheese, marinated pork in a mild chili sauce, and chunks of pineapple.

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