... it surely was a simple comment mentioned and easily taken wrongly in affect.
however, uttering a statement like this, will not close several doors in ireland allone. over here it will have at least the same effect.
and yes, the reason is of course, that folks can be far too insecure about themselves to deal with a simple joke like that. though a certain degree of shyness and insecureness appears quite attractive to me, in times where everyone competes to shout the loudest. ... but this is only me.
preferring rather less of everything,
... though that in exquisite quality instead.