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President of Iceland announces that he would ban pineapple as a pizza topping

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  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson The president of Iceland has enjoyed spectacular popularity. Photo/Vísir

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The president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, threw a political bombshell into one of the national conversation today when he took sides in one of the more contentious debates of our times: The "pineapple as a pizza topping" debate. 

Today Guðni visited a high school in the town of Akureyri in North Iceland. The former history professor chatted with students and teachers and visited a history class where he talked about the history of the school and told stories of former students who had left their mark on Icelandic history.

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The local news site Vísir reports that at the end of his visit Guðni took questions from students. Guðni answered questions about various personal things, including which team he rooted for in the English premiere league (which turned out to be Manchester United). He was then asked about his opinion about pineapples as a pizza topping. Guðni answered that he was fundamentally opposed to putting pineapple on top of a pizza.

Then he went one step further, announcing that he would pass a ban on pineapple as a pizza topping if he had the power to pass laws on his own. 

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It is not clear whether Guðni's approval ratings (which are currently as high as 97%) will suffer as a result of him taking a stand on this controversial topic!

UPDATE: The President flip-flops on his pineapple ban, issuing a Facebook order: People should try fish on their pizza!

Read more: Pineapple-pizza-gate: President backtracks "I can't dictate pizza toppings!" Then encourages people to put fish on their pizza

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