Since it is definitely theme related, the best suggestion is to look around the theme’s options to see if there is any way to turn off their feature. If there is not, maybe the theme author can provide you with a filter or something that disables that feature … this does make me wonder if it interfering with All in One SEO too. These changes are better left to an SEO plugin and should not be built into a theme. The only reason I have these options at the moment is as a temporary stop-gap solution until I can fully integrate with Yoast’s WordPress SEO and maybe All in One SEO. My code will not interfere with SEO plugins because it only effects Connections pages which the seo plugin will not.
Hope this helps.