A language question: "she's guilty of criminally bad taste and shameless self-promotion."

@dennislv (134)
Shanghai, China
September 9, 2013 11:45pm CST
"she's guilty of criminally bad taste and shameless self-promotion." Does it mean "she is legally responsible for her wrongdoing" or "she should take the blame for her deplorable behavior"? I guess both the meanings can be correct?
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@owlwings (39218)
• Cambridge, England
10 Sep 13
Bad taste is not, as far as I know, really a criminal offence, so the statement is using exaggeration for effect. All that it is really saying is that the writer thinks that the lady is loud, pushy and cheap.
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@dennislv (134)
• Shanghai, China
10 Sep 13
I agree.
@dennislv (134)
• Shanghai, China
10 Sep 13
you are really a very good teacher. BTW, Did you notice my response to your elaborate comment in another post of mine? I am still thinking that sentence may have another meaning...