YouTube Rewind 2018 gets big thumbs down from viewers

NOTE: For all latest, breaking news related to PewDiePie, other YouTubers, and Youtube in general, head here.

Update (December 11):

Marques Brownlee – tech video producer, popularly known as MKBHD – has jumped into the T-Series vs PewDiePie YouTube subscriber battle, supporting the Swedish YouTuber. He has also talked in detail about what’s wrong with YouTube Rewind videos. It’s a must read – head here.

Update (December 11):

PewDiePie has overtaken YouTube Sports in terms of subscribers to become the third biggest channel. However, the Swedish YouTuber has got embroiled in another major controversy that may cost him next year’s Rewind as well. For details, head here.

Update (December 10):

Just in: YouTube now forcing whole Rewind 2018 video as an ad (even without the Skip button in some cases). Complete story here.

Update (December 10):

Oh no. Rewind 2018 – which doesn’t feature YouTube’s most subscribed channel PewDiePie – is on way to become most disliked YouTube video ever. Details here.

Update (December 10):

In his latest video, PewDiePie has slammed fellow YouTuber Lilly Singh for her take on Forbes’ ‘Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2018’ list. He also reacted sharply to Logan Paul‘s support to ‘subscribe to PewDiePie’ campaign. The YouTuber also mentioned Pornhub for their support, and made fun of Rewind 2018 on way to becoming most disliked video on YouTube. All this and many other things in our latest PewDiePie coverage here.

Update (December 09):

Silent moves? T-Series ads appearing on PewDiePie videos. Complete story here.

Update (December 09):

After Pornhub announced their support to the Swedish YouTuber in the ongoing PewDiePie vs T-Series Youtube subscriber war, a PewDiePie fan created a visual representation of Pornhub coming to PewDiePie rescue. The clip they used is from the popular Saving Private Ryan movie. It’s a must watch – check it out here.

Update (December 09):

Latest development in T-Series vs PewDiePie battle – T-series website is down, who is behind the attack? Read the complete coverage by heading here.

Update (December 08):

PewDiePie has hit another milestone – 75 million subscribers on YouTube. Meanwhile fans are sharing their heartwarming support pics. Full story here.

Update (December 08):

Like 2017, PewDiePie was excluded from YouTube Rewind 2018 as well. And like he did last year, he has now released a video roasting this year’s Rewind video. It’s a must watch as he talks about various topics in his own style, and oh, did we tell the Rewind 2018 video has a reference to PewDiePie’s chair? All this and more here.

Original story follows:

YouTube dropped this year’s Rewind video around 12 hours ago, and as is the case with these yearly videos, it has become one of the biggest news of the day. If you haven’t seen it already, take a look:

While there’s no doubt the production scale of the video is grand and quality is pretty slick, the general reaction of viewers, sadly, has been on the negative side. If you take a look at the number of likes and dislikes on the official video, you’ll see there’s a significant difference with thumbs down being far higher in number than thumbs up.

And if you take a look at reactions on social media platforms like Twitter, you’ll know most people aren’t happy as they say many other impact creating YouTubers are missing from Rewind 2018.

https://twitter.com/DrTahha/status/1070938482443354112

One of the biggest disappointments was the exclusion of PewDiePie, which as you may know, is the most subscribed channel on YouTube (although it’s currently in danger of being dethroned). We covered PewDiePie’s exclusion from Rewind 2018 in detail here.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.