A witch hunt is when a person, or people, are falsely accused of wrong doing. Typically this involves public accusations, corroboration of unreliable witnesses, and a one sided trial. In the course of history, tens of thousands of people were executed in horrific and painful ways after being implicated in witch hunts.
A witch hunt is not when you do or say something offensive, insensitive, or just stupid and people take notice and refuse to allow it to sneak by. That’s called being held accountable for your actions. Trying to play the victim by calling witch hunt isn’t cute, or funny, and it only makes it more obvious that you are out of touch with reality.
Are people sometimes wrongly accused or misunderstood? Yup, it happens. However, if you find yourself in a position where your actions could be seen as problematic, maybe you need to reevaluate your actions.