YouTube 2018 Rewind Replaces Justin Bieber's "Baby" as Most Disliked Video on the Platform
This year's video has received immense backlash since it was first published on Dec. 6.
This year’s YouTube Rewind didn’t go over quite as expected, officially becoming the platform’s most disliked video today.
The 2018 Rewind video, intended to capture the year’s most influential and memorable moments, has been subject to intense backlash since it was first published on Dec. 6, with many YouTube creators deeming it “inauthentic” and fans of YouTube star PewDiePie lashing out over his omission.
Now, Rewind has surpassed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most disliked video on the platform. While Bieber accomplished the feat over the course of eight years, the 2018 Rewind reached the milestone in about a week.
YouTube personality Philip DeFranco pointed out that YouTube’s Rewind completely ignores other controversial personalities and moments from the year as well, like Logan Paul’s infamous “Suicide Forest” video. DeFranco argues that this attempt to distance themselves from possible backlash demonstrates how out of touch the platform is falling with its real community.
Check out this year's YouTube Rewind for yourself.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.