Iceland President Gudni Johannesson Really, Really Hates Pineapple On Pizza

Now Iceland's president, Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, has shared is own views on the pizza debate during a visit to a high school in northern Iceland, according to reports.

It's not just hot springs that boil in Iceland, it seems.

After a discussion with pupils about the school's famous alumni, Johannesson's visit reached a light-hearted conclusion when he answered questions from students about pizza and football.

President of Iceland Guðni Th Jóhannesson
President of Iceland Guðni Th Jóhannesson

Jóhannesson was recently asked by a schoolchild how he feels about pineapple pizza toppings.

It's not every day that the president of Iceland's visit to a high school makes global news, but here we are: Guðni Th.

"I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza".

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He said he does not believe presidents should have unlimited power and he would not want to hold his position if he was able to pass any laws. A power, he added, he is glad not to have. Still, Gudni-who enjoys a 97 percent approval rating from his citizens-responded to this non-controversy controversy in a Facebook post. "I would not want to live in such a country".

He did, however, say that he is a fan of seafood pizza - which may not sound very appetizing to our North American palates.

Iceland's cheesy leader ate a slice of humble pie, hours after proclaiming he wanted to ban pineapple on pizzas.

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To clarify, pineapple on a pizza is often referred to as a Hawaiian style pizza so long as Canadian bacon or ham is included.

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