There is no excuse to not talk to someone. We have more ways of communicating than ever before. (This clearly does not apply to people who are mentally finding it tough to reach out. This more towards people who don’t want to know the truth, and gossipers).
There is no excuse to not find out information BEFORE you make comments on something. There are so many ways to research something, anything.
When someone does reach out, there really is no excuse to keep lying.