As a photographer, there is only so much we can do with the equipment we have with us. Funky lighting combined with movement, distance and no remote flash units will result in unwanted color cast in the original photo. That is due to the laws of physics. I can't change that, you can't change that. You compose the shot and hope for the best.
Later, we post process the shot to see how much of the inevitable color cast we can correct. In my case, I also crop because of my lens choice and poor skill.
So I was rather taken aback when someone got very angry with me for complimenting their framing and composition. They didn't need to crop because the shots were so well executed. But the laws of physics gave the photo a color cast. The blow up came when I asked what software they would use to post process the unavoidable effects of physics.
Since I was speaking instead of writing, I used the phrase "fix the white balance" instead of "post process the inevitable color cast caused by the laws of physics."
And now I am in the dog house. Persona non gratis. I can't help but think this insane. Irrational. Didn't I say how much better the composition was than anything I could do? Didn't I go on about how I wish I had that sort of artist's eye? So now I am a horrible person because I mentioned an unavoidable aspect of the physical laws of the universe?