Now matter how a lot you dislike a tune from an artist and need to present it by throwing it a thumbs down on YouTube, you’ll by no means get near how a lot the world hates this 12 months’s YouTube Rewind. As of immediately, the video is formally probably the most disliked video on the platform, taking the place of Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” At time of publishing, YouTube Rewind has 10.three million dislikes, whereas “Baby” now has 9.eight million. In truth, the quantity of dislikes on “Baby” has really decreased because the Rewind was revealed, seemingly in an effort to get Rewind to the standing of “most disliked” much more shortly. And whereas it took Bieber’s video roughly eight years to rack up that detest depend, YouTube Rewind beat it in nearer to eight days.
There are plenty of points with the video, not least of all that it tried to faux like plenty of the unhealthy moments of the 12 months by no means occurred; occasions with PewDiePie, Shane Dawson, and Logan Paul are probably the most generally cited. Another problem was that it appeared to gloss over a few of the true creators on YouTube who’ve made an affect this 12 months, in favor of advertiser-friendly celebrities and artists who YouTube can pitch to companies.
A YouTube consultant issued the next assertion to The Verge, saying that “dethroning ‘Baby’ in dislikes wasn’t precisely our purpose.”
“Honest suggestions can suck, however we’re listening and we respect how a lot individuals care,” the consultant mentioned. “Trying to seize the magic of YouTube in a single single video is like making an attempt to seize lightning in a bottle. We additionally realized that creating content material will be actually laborious and this underscores our respect and admiration for YouTube creators doing it day by day. Keep the suggestions coming and perhaps we’ll launch a high 10 checklist of ‘Rewind dislike’ response movies.”
See what all of the fuss is about within the video beneath.