Forget Hawaiian-style, the latest target of mass internet ire is strawberry pizza.
Social media users had their pitchforks ready on Sunday when @MoonEmoji tweeted a photo of a strawberry-topped pizza pie with the caption “strawberries>>pineapples.”
The internet critics were not having it.
“That is so wrong it’s unreal,” wrote @Jeromebill on the photo, which has more than 2,000 comments.
“The police are on their way, I hope it was worth it,” added @Blaker212.
One Twitter user simply wrote, “I want to die.”
Others were less critical of the idea, with some welcoming the sweet-and-salty concoction and others noting the ubiquitousness of fruit on cheese platters.
The fruit-on-pizza debate is steeped in historical tension. Earlier this year, the internet broke into unrest after Iceland’s president Gudni Th. Johannesson said he was “fundamentally opposed” to pineapple on pizza and would ban it if he had the power. Everyone from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to pop star Justin Bieber weighed in on the foodie controversy (both Justins are pro pineapple).
Things got so out-of-hand, Johannesson issued a statement on Facebook, which evolved into a polemic on presidential power.
“I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza,” he wrote. “I am glad that I do not hold such power. Presidents should not have unlimited power.”
Though @MoonEmoji is taking all the credit, the Twitter user is not the first to place the sweet red berries on his or her pie. Multiple cooking blogs have shared recipes for the savory pizza, including a basil and balsamic number from Cookie and Kate in 2013 and a bacon and onion pie courtesy of Closet Cooking.
In December, The San Francisco Chronicle’s Food Editor Paolo Lucchesi tasted a strawberry pizza while on a trip to Finland. He cited the experience as the “most mind-bending food moment of 2016.”
Michelle Robertson is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter at @mrobertsonsf.