In America, we’ve quickly become accustomed to our president making off the cuff remarks that may require a double take. But apparently in Iceland, citizens still expect a higher level of discourse from their leaders, especially when espousing upon highly controversial topics… like whether pineapple is a worthy pizza topping.
The controversy reportedly began last Thursday while Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson was visiting a high school in the town of Akureyri in North Iceland. (Personally, I thought all of Iceland was “north” but so be it.) According to Iceland Magazine, at some point the prez opened things up to questions, and since he was talking to a bunch of high schoolers, he inevitably got asked about what he thought about pineapples as a pizza topping. (Teens just love their politics!) Reportedly, not only did he suggest that he was opposed to the fruity topping, he also took the dictatorial stance that if he had the power to pass laws, he would enact a law banning pineapple as a pizza topping altogether.
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