Social media battle erupts over pineapple on pizza

Earlier this month the president of Iceland nonchalantly remarked that pizza topped with pineapple should be banned

Sumayia Asif February 24, 2017
PHOTO: Futures Mag

Who could have thought that ‘pineapple on pizza’ could stir a monumental Twitter debate? Apparently people are quite sensitive about the subject.

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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

Apparently, you need to be intelligent to like pineapple on pizza

This person makes a valid point

This user think it's just sad

You're a child if you...

This user is up for a fight

This person has trust issues

Believe it or not some people love pineapple on pizza

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.


Parvez | 7 years ago | Reply Wow.......what can one say.
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