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

Update (December 12):

While the anti-Semitic shout out controversy fire isn’t doused yet, something else from PewDiePie’s video is now making headlines: the comment Felix made on SonicFox’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Game Awards for winning the Best Esports Player. Details here.

Update (December 12):

PewDiePie landed in hot water after he endorsed a YouTube channel that contains videos featuring anti-Semitic content. The Verge was the first publication to highlight this news. Now PewDiePie has responded to the controversy by attacking The Verge. Details 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.

Original story follows:

So, the YouTube Rewind 2018 video was finally released yesterday. While the production quality of the video appears top-notch, if the number on like and dislike buttons is any indication, it failed to live up to its hype. Currently, there are 3.6M dislikes compared to 1.4M likes.


If you look at comments from viewers on the video or on social media platforms, the biggest complaint is the absence of some very popular YouTubers like PewDiePie (whose channel, although under threat to be dethroned, but is still the most subscribed on the platform). Now, PewDiePie was excluded from Rewind 2017 likely due to controversies and same could be the reason this year as well.

The good news is Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has now come up with a new video where he has offered his commentary on this year’s YouTube Rewind video, and I must say, it’s a good watch. He has touched on topics like K-pop/BTS, Bongo cat, and even spotted a reference to his own chair and channel.

Among other things he discussed was the amount of dislikes the video got as well as the decreasing popularity of YouTube Rewind video over the years. There’s a lot of other hilarious stuff as well. Take a look:

Here’s the complete animation of PewDiePie’s chair:

For those who are yet to watch YouTube Rewind 2018, here’s the video:

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