YouTube Rewind is YouTube’s annual celebration of content creators on its platform, but over the year the videos have gotten people more riled up than impressed…
From scandals around long work hours when filming, to accusations of ‘discrimination’ against certain content creators, YouTube Rewind is no stranger to controversy.
This year’s edition is no different, and it’s actually become the second most disliked video of all time on the platform…which is just sad, really.
At the time of writing, the video stands at just under 90 million views, with 1.9 million likes, and a whopping 6.8 million dislikes.
Over on Twitter people have a lot to say about the matter…
Just went i thought the past two years of YouTube rewind was the worst, this year actually worse than that, i just lost word… pic.twitter.com/qK8QKT4hZC
— ella (@wenjoynim) December 10, 2018
The 2018 edition of Rewind has been blasted for leaving out a lot of content creators, and instead focusing on the celebrities and memes rather than the long-standing and successful faces of the videoing platform.
@pewdiepie you should make a Rewind Parody collab with those content creators that were cast out of Youtube Rewind, and by popular demand, call it 👏👏 Year Review.
— Bojkenoven (@bojkenoven) December 10, 2018
Imagine a world where “YouTube Rewind” was still about content creators
— Sweater God (@ethangazmen_) December 10, 2018
Comments on the video itself get even even worse, with one user writing: “Youtube is so disconnected with their viewers now it’s not even funny.”
Another added: “But where are the youtubers?”
There’s now dozens of responses and reviews of the 2018 YouTube Rewind – and they all want to know why YouTube is ignoring its content creators.
If you haven’t seen this years’ Rewind then check it out below – what’s your opinion on the 2018 video, and should it be the last Rewind?