Iceland President Backtracks On Desire To Ban Pineapple On Pizza

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has decided to back down from wanting to ban pineapple pizza.

It all started when he made a comment about the pizza topping at a high school last February. A student had asked him what he thought of the topping. His response was one that shocked people as he basically said he was "fundamentally opposed" to it and if he could, he would ban it.

Now the President is stating that it was just a joke and that he didn't actually have the power to ban a pizza topping. He even went as far as to say that “I am glad that I do not hold such power. Presidents should not have unlimited power for pizzas, I recommend seafood.” This says a few things, the first being that he recognizes how he shouldn't have said it and that the ancient debate of if pineapples belong on pizza is still raging strong.

It was too late though, the defense had already begun, he was going to hear it from everyone around the globe. According to Munchies, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau made a Tweet that said he “[stands] behind” the topping.


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Despite all the fun, it's nice to see that he backed down and wasn't serious about any of it. If he was, it would have gone down as one of the most useless ways to blow tax dollars that a person could think of. Think about how much money would have actually been spent on that, the writing of and the implementation and possible enforcement of the law. Thankfully all that money was saved and hopefully spent on more appropriate things.

This could be argued as a tactic for him to seem relevant to the teenage community. He's taken up a position that many teens consider simply for fun, so, it makes him look like he's in the loop with all of them.

All in all, it wasn't really a scary situation but rather something unique that Jóhannesson said, it just so happened to be about a topic that's somewhat debated on the internet. For now, pineapples on pizza are safe in the nation of Iceland but will another politician take his place or will this joke die out only a year after it started?


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