Iceland’s president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, caused half that storm when it was revealed that he is fundamentally opposed to pineapple on pizza.
In fact, he feels so strongly about the issue that he jokingly asserted he'd ban pineapple on pizza if he was able to make laws on his own.
Controversial, we know.
Twitter obviously had it’s say:
Iceland's President has said he would ban pineapple on pizza. The type of guy that should be leading us here in the UK— Mark Lawrence (@MLawrenceJourno) February 21, 2017
Now the politician has had to issue a public statement clarifying that he was in fact trying to be funny:
“I like pineapples, just not on pizza. I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza.
“I am glad that I do not hold such power. Presidents should not have unlimited power. I would not want to hold this position if I could pass laws forbidding that which I don’t like. I would not want to live in such a country.
“For pizzas, I recommend seafood.”
Jóhannesson is going to incite World War 3 by the end of the week.