Yes I've experienced it and I decided to own it. You should too! It's good that the room fell silent. I've silenced a few after dinner conversations in my time and it's great!
It's good they felt uncomfortable. Make em ALL feel uneasy about it. It's not like we've felt anything less than that ourselves?!
Never be afraid about saying how it is or how you feel about it and now it's hurt you and changed you.
WE ARE THE VICTIMS IN THIS