The Duke Of Björk


While I am not a citizen of Iceland, I desperately want to vote in their next presidential election; specifically for incumbent Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

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 local news site Vísir reports that at the end of his visit Guðni took questions from students. Guðni answered questions about various personal things. 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.

Personally, I believe anyone who puts fruit on a pizza – especially pineapple – should be charged with a war crime and be forced to appear at The Hague. In shackles.