It’s another end of the year and time for the latest YouTube rewind video and this time, YouTube’s theme was “Everyone Controls Rewind”. However, this year’s video seems to be performing a lot worse than its previous years’ counterparts if the reactions on social media are any proof.
Since its release 18 hours ago, the video has already received 2 million ‘dislikes’ at the time of writing, something which no YouTube Rewind video has ever had to face.
The video is being slammed for not including many of the biggest stars and phenomenon on YouTube this year, despite claiming that this year’s video was based on popular demand. Many criticized the dry narrative style and also the music and graphics which failed to impress netizens. And the constant Fortnite plugs? Fans felt that the makers should’ve left the online gaming sensation alone or at least kept the game references a bit subtle.Questions were also raised on the segment about mental health. YouTubers such as Lilly Singh ‘Superwoman’ and others raised the point about how YouTubers came out about mental health problems and issues. However, the segment ended a bit too abruptly with many left questioning if the segment was just hastily plugged in as an afterthought.Fans also missed popular stars like PewDiePie who was missing from action, as was Mr Beast. While the video was appreciated for highlighting the animators on YouTube, patrons trashed the rest of the video for its boring narrative and absence of many stars. Several users complained that the people featured in the video were not even that popular and were, in fact, unknown to a large number of people.
Some of the events that fans wanted missed included Logan Paul and Briton KSI, Shane Dawson’s documentary, and the epic feud between PewDiePie and T-Series.
In short, YouTube got roasted on YouTube and pretty much the entire Internet had something to say.
However, many including several of the YouTubers who were included in the video shared their gratitude toward the platform.
If you have made it this far, here’s the rewind: