In the history of mankind, there have been many great arguments between two directly polar points of view, the outcome and resolution of which have changed the shape of society forever: climate change, the separation of church and state, the existence of God. But now a new debate has shaken humanity to the very core of its collective being. That debate is this: should we be putting pineapple on pizza?We all love a pizza – at least, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. But when it comes to the Hawaiian variety, the division between the two camps is irreconcilable, and everyone feels the need to weigh in on the issue. For some people a pizza simply isn’t complete without a few chunks of sweet, juicy pineapple scattered on top.
For other pizza purists, the idea of fruit rings on pizza, that most sacred and universally awesome of foodstuffs, is tantamount to an act of culinary terrorism – as treasonous as burning a flag in broad daylight. The vitriol displayed towards Hawaiian pizzas is astonishing.Recently the debate has reignited online, after the president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, stated to a group of high school students during a visit in February 2017 that he was fundamentally opposed to Hawaiian pizzas, and even said that, if he could, he would ban pineapple as a pizza topping.Social media was rapidly inundated by opinions and thoughts from lovers and haters alike on the issue of pineapplegate, but the latest news story to emerge from the debate is probably the funniest yet, shared after one college student received a hilarious note alongside her pizza delivery.