I don’t think anyone was upset, I certainly wasn’t and am not. Speaking only for myself, not the entire heraldic community, I view these sort of nomenclature missteps as teachable moments.
For instance, the term badge means different things in different contexts. A badge, as used generally, is a physical object that denotes, or confers, a certain authority or association; as a police badge or the beautiful badge posted above. However in a purely heraldic context a badge is an associated emblem, not part of the coat of arms proper, which is used to mark one’s belongings and can be worn by one’s retainers and followers to denote being part of the household or in some other way aligned.
A badge does not necessarily have to be adapted from any part of the arms, and historically was not. Badges are personal and while heritable can be discarded at will and new ones devised. Badges were used predominantly by the great houses of Europe as a means of making a personal reference as opposed to family reference. Richard III, for example, bore the royal arms, France modern quartered with England, but used a personal badge of a white boar. Here’s a nice article on Wikipedia about Richard’s white boar badge.
Perhaps the most famous badge on the Continent is the crowned salamander of Francois I. You see it carved in stone at Fontainebleau and other chateaux built by Francois and on many objects created for him. Here is a cannon given by Francois as a gift to the Ottoman Sultan. Note the crowned salamander badge cast into the barrel and the forepart of the barrel covered in fleurs de lys.
See, teachable moment.