Here's what people think should have been in YouTube Rewind 2018
7 December 2018, 15:44
Fans felt that YouTube had skipped over some key people and events
YouTube Rewind 2018 is upon us and once again people are not happy.
These days, as YouTube becomes endlessly bigger and bigger it seems that people are more concerned with what is not in the Rewind than with what is. Case in point: this year's Rewind, which has garnered more backlash than ever before.
Social media is already covered in wish-lists from fans who felt they didn't get the 2018 YouTube recap they deserved. Realistically, with the ridiculous size of the YouTube user base, the Rewind was never going to please everyone, but this has stopped people expressing their dissatisfaction.
Naturally fans have had started to suggest things that should have been included in this year's video.
Some make a lot of sense (no reference to Shane's doc?), some less so (why on earth would YouTube make a reference to the Logan Paul dead body incident in their Rewind video??)
So, Here's a rundown of things people think should have been included:
Some reference to the Logan Paul v KSI boxing match
Billed by the participants as 'the biggest YouTube event in history', there's no denying that this fight dominated headlines this year.
Watched this year’s #YoutubeRewind ... Disappointed. No mention of @MrBeastYT or @shanedawson docuseries or on the @LoganPaul boxing match. No mention of @pewdiepie or T-Series...Only the battle for the #1 spot on Youtube. 😒 Hate how fucking political the platform has become...— Jesse Ridgway (@McJuggerNuggets) December 6, 2018
PewDiePie in general
Felix's absence, although predicted by most, has still ruffled feathers.
#YouTubeRewind is trash. No references to #ShaneDawson, “Black Panther”, “This Is America”, Pewdiepie vs T-Series. No Ariana, no 88rising, no Trisha for mukbang. And you shove in a cringey recreation of “Idol” without mentioning BTS’ name AFTER deleting views on that exact video?— Riddhi Chakraborty (@thisisridz) December 6, 2018
Some kind of tribute to Stefan Karl
The late great Robbie Rotten actor passed away this year, after being immortalised in countless memes.
YouTube rewind: fortnite, feminism, trash pic.twitter.com/0e0rfbx8Px— Daniel Kowalsky (@DanielKowalsky1) December 7, 2018
A mention of Shane Dawson and his hugely successful documentary series
This has to be one of the most baffling omissions - how could you leave out Shane's docs?
#YouTubeRewind was VERY underwhelming this year. Why were there so FEW creators? Where were Rhett & Link? Shane Dawson? Jeffree Star? iJustine? PewDiePie? Vlog Squad? SCB? Why start off Rewind with a celeb not a YouTuber? I have several questions.— Christmas Is Everything (@The_Real_Editor) December 7, 2018
Some Trisha Paytas (especially in the Mukbang segment)
Trisha Paytas improves any video she's in, having her in the Rewind would have been guaranteed comedy gold.
How the fuck they gonna do a mukbang moment and not have @trishapaytas?— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) December 6, 2018
Less celebrities, more actual YouTubers
The inclusion of Will Smith at the start and end of the video has angered some people, who feel (despite him having a channel of his own) that he is taking the place of a 'real' YouTuber.
Why does YouTube rewind include so many things that arent even YouTube exclusive.....like so many of the memes had nothing to do with YouTube and some of the people didnt either.....why tf was will smith there? I am confusion— THE LION KING 2: SIMBAS PRIDE DESERVED BETTER FFS (@CheyanneShields) December 7, 2018
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