Iceland’s president wants to ban pineapple on pizza instead of, you know, refugees
“I would not want to hold this position if I could pass laws forbidding that which I don’t like,” he said afterward.
President Donald Trump has opened the door for mass deportations of people in the U.S. illegally, just weeks after instituting a controversial ban on refugees and travelers from seven mostly Muslim nations entering the country.
But a few thousand miles to the northeast, one country’s president would like to ban something a little less contentious, but debated heavily nonetheless: pineapple on pizza, The Washington Post reported.
When asked if he liked pineapple on his pizza by high school students in Akureyri last week, President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson replied that he was “firmly opposed” and would ban the topping if he could.
Supporters and detractors alike took to social media, including frozen pizza maker DiGiorno.
No ban here 🙃 pic.twitter.com/vmSJw5F1ew— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) February 21, 2017