Apparently, the whole premise of the movie was misunderstood.
It sounds like a ripe subject for satire. The Hunt is about a group of liberal elites who, angry at some conservatives for posting their ideas, decide to hunt down and kill the conservatives. There were many conservatives who heard about the film and decided it was going to mock rural people, or worse, give liberals dangerous ideas.
The film was set for release last August. But then came the shootings in El Paso and Ohio, along with pressure from no less a person than the president of the United States, who also totally misunderstood what the film was about.