Spreading rumors? How about talking behind someone’s back? It wouldn’t be bad if you were missing them and saying something nice. When we say bad things about people behind their backs is when we should be talking to their face because if it is bad it is important obviously.
The more that is said about someone that they do not know about leads to general confusion worldwide if I may be bold in my life experience observation. And eye for a shit talk is a funny joke to eye for an eye people maybe.