Sorry for the lousy title, couldn't think of a better one for this topic. Probably will have to do some rewrites soon. Anyways, in this polarizing world of the internet, offending someone is as unavoidable as death itself. Even if your taking pains to avoid spats, you're bound to run into someone with an ax to grind one way or the other. On a similar note more pertaining to the entertainment industry (which includes writing by extension), there are quite a number of overly vocal "moral guardian" types who attempt to strong arm their own values into works of fiction. Usually reasons like the work is too "immoral" (anything involving violence, sexual content, or anti religious themes) or they deem its' depiction of a certain demographic to be offensively "poor representation." Writers of this forum, when you an overly vocal critic(s) finds your work offensive (especially over an aspect you didn't intend to cause any harm over), how do you respond? Another thing I feel like mentioning here, this question/post was inspired by innumerable spats on any interactive platforms I've both personally been involved in and ones I stumbled across while web surfing, Tipper Gore's crusade against "obscene" music back in the 80s and 90s, Christian fundamentalists burning Harry Potter books, and the campaign against violent video games.