YouTube now forcing whole Rewind 2018 video as an ad
With close to 7 million dislikes and counting, the Rewind 2018 video may well be on its way to become the most hated YouTube video of all time, but this isn’t stopping YouTube from pushing it as an ad.
Yes, we are seeing a lot of reports from users who say the whole Rewind 2018 appeared as an ad while they were watching something else. Take a look at some of these reports, that include screenshots as well:
You know YouTube rewind was bad when there paying for it to be and ad so then it Gets more views pic.twitter.com/56J4mjlDYT
— Tony Bamanaboni (@TonyBamanabon10) December 10, 2018
— Best OfReddit (@RedditBest) December 9, 2018
Lol. The YouTube rewind came to me as an ad. pic.twitter.com/OQRGd5XWmI
— Ilm (@Ilmkiv) December 9, 2018
in unrelated news i literally just got the entire youtube rewind as an ad pic.twitter.com/zXq1jf3Nlo
— Loeko (@loekos) December 9, 2018
What more, some users complained even the ‘Skip’ button was missing for them when the ad played:
just got an ad that's just the entirety of youtube rewind WITHOUT a skip button???? hello???? pic.twitter.com/D3fTPcJN44
— 🎄 Rin 🎄 (@WitchLagombi) December 9, 2018
just got an unskipable youtube rewind ad in a middle of a video.
— imrandood (@doodboyyy) December 10, 2018
As far as audience reaction is considered, YouTube’s move to force Rewind 2018 as an ad is definitely bringing bad press to the company. Exactly why this is being done is anybody’s guess as of now.
PiunikaWeb is a unique initiative that mainly focuses on investigative journalism. This means we do a lot of hard work to come up with news stories that are either ‘exclusive,’ ‘breaking,’ or ‘curated’ in nature. Perhaps that’s the reason our work has been picked by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and more. Do take a tour of our website to get a feel of our work. And if you like what we do, stay connected with us on Twitter (@PiunikaWeb) and other social media channels to receive timely updates on stories we publish.