The Rock Wades Into the Pineapple Pizza Debate
He’s pro pineapple enough to strategically scarf down a whole Hawaiian pizza in a single sitting.
That Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has, shall we say, unorthodox and strictly regimented eating habits is a known thing. And given the man’s superhuman physique, it’s also completely unsurprising; something’s gotta nourish all that muscle!
So it’s probably no shock that a “strength and conditioning coach” recently prescribed that he eat an entire pizza in preparation for some big scenes in his forthcoming “Fast & Furious” spin-off “Hobbs and Shaw.”
Perhaps more surprising is the wrestler-turned-actor’s willingness to wade into the always-heated debate about pineapple on pizza, but hey, he’s probably tough enough to take any blowback.
“Got the glorious text from my strength & conditioning coach … that read ‘DJ, need a mid week carb up for your big scenes tomorrow. Eat a pizza and send me your pics in the morning,’” The Rock captioned a photo on Instagram, “to which I responded – Watch. This.”
In the photo, which has racked up more than five million likes, The Rock is lifting out the first slice of a large pie with a very serious, I’m-eating-the-whole-thing look on his face. (There’s a second pizza box underneath the top one, which may or may not also have been for him.)
“We’re having fun strategically manipulating my diet/body for shooting HOBBS & SHAW … and I love these midweek pizza carb ups like a drunk loves free peanuts,” the action star continued.
But if you’re straining to figure out how The Rock takes his pizza – not plain, definitely not plain – he’s apparently happy to save you the trouble.
“As for my pizza toppings – keep in mind, I’m the guy who likes to put tequila and brown sugar in my oatmeal, so pineapple on pizza is MY JAM,” he wrote.
Some commenters weren’t having it.
“Pineapple bro?” wrote one.
“If you order a pizza like that here in Italy, you’ll get arrested!” warned another.
But other Hawaiian pizza fans were happy to have The Rock represent them.
“Yaaasssss Hawaiian pizza. ALL THE WAY,” rejoiced one pineapple and ham lover.
“if he’s doing it, we must be doing something right surely,” another chimed in.
Next thing you know, The Rock will be posting an Instagram photo and caption staking a position about ranch dressing.
Some food arguments never end.
Photo courtesy of @therock