While I understand the feeling behind the update, I find the way Niece has phrased the update quite rude - in particular, the use of the word "they". It makes it sound very dismissive. Had she said "My family" or "Roe and Roekids" or anything that made an effort to humanise Roe and the rest of her family, I probably wouldn't take as much issue with it. But, because of the word "they", I'd think the status was rude even if it were Roe's son doing the updating.
That said, it may just be clumsy drafting, rather than malicious!