Pizza Hut Cancels Presidential Debate Stunt

Is President Obama a pepperoni guy? Does Mitt Romney like sausage? Unfortunately, those important questions will not be asked at the Presidential Debate on Tuesday. Pizza Hut announced today that it was cancelling its debate stunt.

The company will still offer free pizza for life to one of its customers but the company is no longer asking for people to pose the “sausage or pepperoni” question at the debate. Instead, Pizza Hut will be asking the question to its customers online. They will then choose one contestant at random to win the prize.

Pizza Hut said in a statement:

“The anticipation and buzz around this question proves that this debate should be taken to the people … We’re no longer asking a few hundred attendees at the town hall presidential debate on Oct. 16 to pose the question, rather we’re bringing the question — Sausage or Pepperoni? — to millions of Americans.”


Pizza Hut received a lot of backlash after announcing the contest. The company was accused of making light of American politics and stealing the national spotlight for shameless product placement.

Stephen Colbert said: “What could be more American than using our electoral process for product placement?”

Do you think Pizza Hut is making the right choice by cancelling its Presidential Debate stunt? Would you like to know what President Obama and Mitt Romney put on their pizza?