I can't help but wonder how folks would feel if the type of comment that was made in the presence of Kyle, her young daughter, and her husband was made to them with the same circumstances. Would they still make comments about it being humorous? Somehow, I think not, especially with the sensitivity of the subject.
I think laughing at other people's obvious pain and discomfort is tacky.
And I think it's inexcusable to talk like that in front of somebody's child.