Now this definitely makes everyone wonder why FOODIES would be upset with Johannesson, so let’s take it from the top. The President made an appearance at a local high school late last month where one of the students asked him how he feels about pineapples as toppings on a pizza. Without thinking of the dire consequences his response would have, he blurted out that he’s “fundamentally against it.” But he didn’t stop there—he claimed that he would ban the topping from his country, in it’s entirety, if he had the power to do so!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, set up the scene for what was to follow for the President of Iceland. Reports have it that people were so upset with him, that he was being asked to formally address the issue and explain why he would want to ban the beloved topping. If you don’t know already, the internet is home to thousands of “pineapple on pizza” debates and millions from around the world engage in proving their points, daily! We think that’s enough background to tell you why this blew out of proportion!

The issue was so heated that Johannesson took to Facebook and released an official statement regarding his words and the impact it had on foodies, worldwide. People are now blaming him of going back on his word after he clearly stated he would like to ban the topping. Boy oh boy, we didn’t know there were so many foodies out there who are so passionate about pineapple as a pizza topping! How does this news fair with you? Let us know in the comments!

In the meantime, check out the news report below to see how local channels are reacting to this bizarre statement! Share this story with your foodie friends and family members—let us know if they feel the same as everyone else!