it is gossip, and not right, but I don't think anyone wanted to hurt you, so I would not take it personally.
I think one thing we have to remember is that most of us were at one point JWs. What do JWs do? They gossip about each other in the Kingdom Hall. They're trained to do so with labels such as "Sister Harlot is spiritually weak", "Brother Wanker is inactive" or "Sister Shortskirt is bad association". They're conditioned to compare themselves to others, measuring how spiritually strong they are to others in the congregation and how likely they'll be to survive armageddon.
The ones who compare themselves are competitive, and the ones who fall under those categories are the ones who could use a non-jw or an ex-jw to let them know that whatever's keeping them away from the meetings is justified.