Quebec Premier François Legault said that "all French Canadians" are Catholic in a conversation with the governor of California.\nHundreds have taken to Twitter to discuss the claim, with many taking issue with the generalization and others pointing out what they see as Legault's hypocrisy.\nWatch the video of the interaction and see the Twitter reactions below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIn a very strange turn of events, Quebec Premier François Legault has been caught on video telling the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, that "all French Canadians" are Catholic during a photo op as part of his visit to the U.S. state this week. The visit thus far has centred a lot around the environment and the tech industry, but for some reason, Legault felt the need to bring up Newsom's religion. In the video, which you can see below, Legault seems to bring up Newsom's Catholicism out of nowhere, likely inferring his religion due to his Irish heritage.\nWhen Newsom delicately confirms his religious upbringing, Legault quickly assures him, "me, too."\n"All French Canadians are."\nLegault then even brought up religious symbols, though it did seem to be a joke, which Newsom was quick to side-step, saying, "Oh I know, that's a whole issue for you guys, I don't want to get into that!"\nNeedless to say... Twitter has come to life with reactions. Take a look.\nLegault tweeted out the following pictures after the incident saying, "I want to thank the Governor of California @GavinNewsom for his warm welcome to Sacramento. We had productive discussions on developing a greener economy, the carbon market, and possible partnerships in the transportation industry."\nJe veux remercier le gouverneur de la Californie @GavinNewsom pour son accueil chaleureux à Sacramento.Nous avons eu des discussions productives sur le développement d’une économie plus verte, le marché du carbone et de partenariats possibles dans l’industrie des transports. pic.twitter.com/VQkeAzaseQ— François Legault (@francoislegault) December 11, 2019\nBref échange devant les caméras entre @francoislegault et le gouverneur @GavinNewsom:F.L. : « Nous avons autre chose (en commun)... Vous êtes catholique? Moi aussi. Bien sûr, tous les Canadiens français le sont. »G.N. : « C'est vrai? »F.L. : « Oui. »#polqc #JDQ #assnat pic.twitter.com/bwH9RmSnRS— Marc-André Gagnon (@MAGagnonJDQ) December 11, 2019\nThe video above shows the... bizarre interaction.\nOf course, a lot of people were initially just very confused and a little pissed off that the premier of the province would go and tell a governor in another country a blatant generalization of his people.\nN’est-il pas le PM de tous? Pourquoi parle-t-il de religion à l’étranger? Ce mensonge résonnera encore une fois chez les anglos et les non-catholiques pour de la propagande nationaliste identitaire divisive. Legault devrait savoir par ses années d’expérience politique.— Guy Peterson (@peterson1962) December 12, 2019\nTranslation: Is he not the PM of all? Why is he talking about religion abroad? This lie will again resonate among Anglo and non-Catholics as divisive nationalist identity propaganda. Legault should know through his years of political experience.\nOMG!! How embarrassing but also how telling about his stand on Bill 21! Dear Mr. Legault - Mary wore a hijab also - you should know that as a good Catholic - go back to Sunday school.— Marion Bialek (@LoveThePlateau) December 12, 2019\nlmao dude went and passed bill 21 and now has the utter audacity to say that all French Canadians share the same religion. First off, it’s a lie. Second, this is proof the laïcité bill was just plain demagoguery.— Maria KFZ 🌍 (@maria_kfz) December 12, 2019\nHere is François Legault, representing Québec, practicing laïcité. // 'All French Canadians' are Catholic, Quebec premier tells governor of California | CBC News https://t.co/kEiLIH3EmF— Ava S. P. (@OTownAva) December 12, 2019\nAnd, unsurprisingly, this interaction inevitably came around to the conversation surrounding Bill 21, Legault's infamous religious symbols ban for public servants.\nMany, many Québécois, both francophone and anglophone, took to Twitter to explain their own religious beliefs — or, otherwise, to just straight up say they aren't Catholic.\nI'm so tired of this moron being our PM. It's bullshit to say that all French Canadians are catholic. I was baptized, but I don't consider myself catholic, I'm an atheist. Legault is a bigot and I refuse to let him try to take us back to 1950. Fuck this dude. https://t.co/LH3ZmA8iqG— Hannah ✊ (@SensiHannah) December 12, 2019\nJ'aime bien M.Legault mais non, tous ne sont pas catholique.— Denise Lagarde (@denisetteheu) December 12, 2019\nTranslation: I like Mr. Legault but, no, we aren't all Catholic.\nEven fans of Legault spoke out, saying that this statement was a little bit of a stretch.\nThis tweet below might be my favourite, particularly because of the Californie/Califournie pun. Translation below.\nBilan du voyage de Legault en 'Califournie":👉 Photos sur Twitter: 46👉 Gaffe pas laïque: 1👉 Contrat: 0$#polqc #assnat #CAQ— (((Antagoniste))) (@Antagoniste_net) December 12, 2019\nSummary of Legault's trip to "Califournie":\n👉 Twitter photos: 46\n👉 Non-secular gaffe: 1\n👉 Contract: $0\n"We can let le ptit Jésus régler all of that. All the Canadiens-Français believe in le ptit Jésus." -les aventures de Legault à l'ONU.#polqc #assnat #CAQ https://t.co/Pe4178Y5kZ— (((Antagoniste))) (@Antagoniste_net) December 12, 2019\nOh man what a crossover episode https://t.co/CFY5uiWEVK— Travis Legault (@travisl_97) December 12, 2019\nWeirdest part is: there seems to be absolutely NO reason for Legault to bring religion (+religious symbols) up in this conversation. https://t.co/ZvA5wc0hNw— læ garçon (@laegarcon) December 12, 2019\nAnd a lot of people were just confused as to why this topic came up at all, considering it's certainly not the reason for the visit and seemed to crop up out of nowhere.\nBut perhaps the best part of all of this is the new hashtag we can all enjoy, #AllFrenchCanadians.\nAll French Canadians wear long underwear, wear a toque and own a toboggan. #allFrenchCanadians #Quebec pic.twitter.com/MbGefEacfK— Dave Martin (@bottlesin1bag) December 12, 2019\nAll French Canadians are quintuplets. Many of them were taken from their parents and put on display for tourists. #allfrenchcanadians pic.twitter.com/RpFd5AID0u— Maggie Fox (@maggiefox) December 12, 2019\nAll french Canadians ride a bicycle with a baguette and a bottle of wine sticking out of the basket while smoking 3 cigarettes, wearing a Habs jersey and a toque on a jaunty angle shouting "TABERNAK!" every 5 minutes... but some of them are agnostic.#cdnpoli #qcpoli https://t.co/YKrssFUfEG— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) December 12, 2019\nBecause, of course, a whole population of people can be described in one fell swoop!