Pizza and what we put on it is a fiercely contentious topic on the internet, which is why last month our own brave food writer Marshall Bright did a deep dive into this pop-cultural crisis by doing a scientific taste test of every single pizza thing that has ever made Twitter pissed. (I mean, I'm just assuming it was every single thing, because HOW COULD THERE POSSIBLY BE MORE?)
And now, 13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler — everyone's favorite cute flannel-wearing high school kid who's actually 26 years old — is throwing his hat into the ring. He ran a post up the Instagram flagpole last night that features him, in all his skinny-jeaned glory, lovingly caressing a glittery pineapple disco ball. His caption: "The fairest pizza topping of them all." Them's fighting words, Butler.
Butler's Instagram followers are having at it — what else would we expect from them, really? — with such all-caps comments as, "HE WAS ALMOST PERFECT," "ROSS WHY NO," and "YESSSS FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS THE TRUTH."
The actor has at least one big culinary name in his court. When Gordon Ramsay criticized pineapple pizza earlier this year, Alton Brown spoke out in its favor — or, at least in favor of flavor freedom on America's favorite savory pie: "I don't want people saying what should or should not be on a pizza," Brown told People. "You put anything on a pizza you damn well feel like."
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