Who could have thought that ‘pineapple on pizza’ could stir a monumental Twitter debate? Apparently people are quite sensitive about the subject.
Earlier this month, the president of Iceland nonchalantly said that pizza topped with pineapple should be banned. Little did he know that a debate of massive proportions was about to ensue.
The president’s remarks went viral, infuriating fans of the Hawaiian pizza, whereas traditionalists, who find pineapple on pizza abhorrent, found a new hero in the president of Iceland. Coincidentally, the comments led us to the discovery that the Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by a Canadian.
Hence Canadians had much to say about the inflammatory remarks.
Here’s what went on Twitter:
Some Canadians took it personally
This person saw Canada in new light
people think canada is nice but they invented pineapple on pizza so guess not— dyani’ (@delicateloves) February 18, 2017
Apparently, you need to be intelligent to like pineapple on pizza
This person makes a valid point
This user think it's just sad
Pineapple on pizza #TellASadStoryIn3Words— junior (@juniorvlrl) February 22, 2017
You're a child if you...
if you're against pineapple on pizza you're a child— Toni (@toniberthiaume) February 22, 2017
This user is up for a fight
This person has trust issues
I don't trust people who don't like dogs or people who put pineapple on pizza— Logan Ahrens (@l_ahrens21) February 24, 2017
Believe it or not some people love pineapple on pizza
I like pineapple on my pizza. There, I said it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 🍍🍕#pineappleonpizza— Sophie Lui | 呂婉謀 (@sophielui) February 22, 2017
The best thing about pizza is the pineapple #pineappleonpizza— Martha Campbell (@martha_bean) February 19, 2017
And finally, the man behind it all, the person who invented the pineapple pizza Sam Panopoulos had one simple message for the Iceland's president: "He should know better." He relayed to CBC
Iceland's president, Guðni Th Jóhannesson, later clarified his position on the subject. He said:
"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." However he recommends seafood for pizza.