YouTube Rewind 2018 is officially the most-disliked video of the year

11 December 2018, 11:05

YouTube Rewind most disliked video of 2018
YouTube Rewind most disliked video of 2018. Picture: YouTube / Trisha Paytas

By Woodrow Whyte

It is on course to become the most disliked video of all time

We knew it was bad but it's even worse than we thought: YouTube Rewind 2018 is officially the most disliked video on YouTube this year.

At the time of writing (Dec 11), the video has amassed 107 million views, 2 million likes and 8.1 million dislikes in just five days. It is on course to become the most disliked video of all time, surpassing Justin Bieber's 'Baby' video, which has 9.8 million dislikes (and that video came out in 2010 - so it's had a lot longer to get that many dislikes).

As you probably know, each year YouTube makes a 'Rewind' video that references the highlights the year on YouTube and it usually features dozens of famous YouTubers. However, in recent years, the YouTube community has banded together to hate on the annual 'Rewind' video as much as possible and, to be fair, they definitely have a point this time around.

As soon as the video dropped last week, fans were already calling it "the worst ever YouTube Rewind" and it's not hard to see why. Aside from several cringey moments and going a little OTT on the Fortnite references, Rewind 2018 ignored a lot of key moments and creators from the year.

Shane Dawson's documentary series on TanaCon, Jeffree Star and Jake Paul were completely ignored, despite the huge views they achieved and their undisputed influence on the platform; every YouTuber and their dog are trying out documentary-style videos in an attempt to emulate Shane's success.

Here's what people think should have been in YouTube Rewind 2018

The KSI vs Logan Paul boxing match was also left out, even though it was arguably the most high-profile YouTuber event of the year, with millions of people watching the fight live around the world.

Elsewhere, there was no tribute to Stefan Karl, the late great Robbie Rotten actor who was hugely popular on the platform. PewDiePie vs T-Series also didn't get a mention, and the mukbang segment didn't feature any of the Korean YouTubers who started the genre, or indeed Trisha Paytas, who is basically the American queen of it.


Should YouTube stop making Rewind videos, or do they just need a better director? Let us know your thoughts @wetheunicorns.