be in bad taste —(of a joke, picture, etc.) be slightly indecent or distasteful:
- I can’t for the life of me understand what is in bad taste about it. It is a photo of something that took place.
taste bad —(usually of food)—have an unpleasant taste:
- That is not to say that instant coffee tastes bad, it’s not Starbucks of course, but it also doesn’t cost five bucks.