Rewind 2018 on way to become most disliked YouTube video ever

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.

Original story follows:

YouTube dropped this year’s recap video late last week. Despite being of a slick production quality, the video opened mostly to negative reviews. Most people complained about the absence of some of the most impactful YouTubers like PewDiePie (whose chair made it to the video though).

While it was evident from day one the video is getting big thumbs down, the ever increasing gap between the number of dislikes and likes has resulted in another newsworthy development: YouTube Rewind 2018 is all set to become the most hated YouTube video ever.

Yes, that’s true. According to Wikipedia, it currently sits at the No.2 spot with close to 6.5 million dislikes and under 2 million likes.


As you can see, topping the chart is Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ which was released back in 2010. With the speed at which Rewind 2018 is gaining dislikes, it’s reasonable to say it will on the top in no time. Rest assured, we’ll be among the first ones to let you know as and when that happens.

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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 leading the team as well as writing informational stories.