I put something in my Facebook that I should have known was going to cause a issue with people.
I put in an anti-Jenny McCarthy post.
I forgot that my cousin has a child that has been diagnosed with autism.
Needless to say, that did not go over well.
The bad thing is that I forgot that it's hard to argue a point with someone so close to home.
Nothing I said was taken in the context with which it was meant. It was taken personally by my cousin and her husband. They saw it as if I was belitting their knowledge of the subject. They said that I was being one-sided, when I was just pointing out that things aren't always what they seem at face value.
In short, they got offended. This wasn't what I intended, and I'm kicking myself for it.
I'm going to take it as a learning experience; people take things personally when it's their issue, and you can't try to be rational about it to them. You just end up looking like a jerk.
Especially with family...