One of the problems is that culture has a very poor understanding of what it means "to judge." Essentially, if you point out anything unfavorable about anything or anyone you are judging them.
To judge is a very specific act. We judge when we say someone is going to hell (but remember that describing a behavior as something that leads one to hell isn't judging) or that they are scum or make any personal evaluation of them as a person.
As far as their actions, those can and must be evaluated.