Never be afraid to speak what is true, despite the consequences or reactions. It doesn’t mean you must or need to be rude, but complacency and acceptance isn’t worth the price you’ll pay to your conscious and sense of decency.
When you speak truth to power, the guilty become angry. They’ll behave with maliciousness through their language, behaviors, perceptions and attitudes. Some will call what is beautiful ugly and what’s ugly beautiful. This is how skewed their reality has become. Be aware of these people, because they mean you no good, no matter what they say or have you to believe.
You just need to demonstrate the courage to speak what is true, despite the consequences or reactions. Unless you want to bogged down by their muck and mire.