Iceland: President Clarifies His Stance On Pineapple On Pizzas

A few days ago, Iceland’s President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson expressed his dislike on pineapples being used as a topping on pizzas. The fruit is a popular topping among some pizza fans and his comments quickly made social media go crazy. He spoke about pineapples on pizzas during a visit to a high school, where he revealed he fundamentally opposed to it being used on pizzas.

The president also added that if he could, he would ban the fruit from being used as pizza topping. His comments quickly spread around social media, where some asked for him to clarify his stance on whether the fruit should be allowed on it. A few days after his comments, the president has now talked more about pineapples on pizzas.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson released a statement on his Facebook page and clarified his stance on the fruit. The president revealed that he likes pineapples but not on pizzas. Guðni wrote that he does not have the power to make laws which prohibit people to put pineapple on their pizza. He also added that he is glad that he does not hold such power.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, who was elected as Iceland’s new president with 39.1 percent of the vote, appears to be a big fan of pizza. A few days after taking office, he was reportedly seen stopping at a Domino’s on his way home. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson currently has a 97 percent approval rating after six months of being Iceland’s president. His comments on the pineapple topping will probably not have any impact on his popularity but the controversy forced him to clarify his views on the topping. He also added that they should not have unlimited power and would not want to hold the position of president if he could pass laws forbidding what he doesn’t like.


Pepperoni is said to be one of the most popular pizza toppings in many countries but his comments on pineapples caught the attention of hundreds of fans on social media. The statement, which is on Icelandic and English, is now on his Facebook page.


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