Youtube has named it’s own annual recap video Youtube Rewind 2018 as the second most-disliked video in its history.
The video has been disliked a total of 7.1 million times in the space of four days, following Justin Bieber’s music video for Baby, which received 9.7 million dislikes.
The video streaming site releases an annual video to ‘celebrate the videos, people, music and moments that defined 2018′.
While Justin Bieber’s 2010 hit Baby has amassed a record number of dislikes within eight years, Rewind 2018 has managed to get nearly a third of those in four days.
The recap video came under scrutiny for not including the site’s top stars like PewDiePie and vlogger Paul Logan.
Swedish commentator PewDiePie lost his contract with Disney earlier this year after posting anti-Semitic content and making repeated references to Nazis in videos.
He also used a racial slur during a live-stream video playing of Player Unknown Battlegrounds.
Paul Logan also came under scrutiny after posting a controversial vlog of himself and his friends laughing next to the corpse of a man who had died by suicide.
PewDiePie has 66.6 million Youtube subscribers, the most in the world, and was one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2016.
The Swedish commentator had created more controversy over the year with his battle with Bollywood channel T-series to keep the top spot, which was one of the most talked about subscriber battles of the year.
Despite this and his many followers, he did not feature in the video while actor Will Smith, who is not a creator on Youtube, was.
Fans were angered by this with some also commenting that the video had ‘too much Fortnite’, an online video game, and that it was ‘too preachy’.
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PewDiePie released a reaction video in which he slams Youtube for oversaturating the video with Fortnite and having non-Youtube stars feature.
He says that the clip does not have key moments in 2018 but that he was glad he wasn’t in it because it was ‘cringey’.
He said: ‘I remember Rewind used to be something that seemed like an homage to the creators that year,’ he says in the video. ‘It was something cool to be a part of.
‘Now it’s like I’m almost glad I’m not in it, because it’s such a cringey video at this point. It’s so disconnected with the community and its creators.’
Another notable absence was Paul Logan and KSI, another Youtube personality, in a boxing fight at Manchester arena which was streamed 800,00 times.
One man wrote in the comments: ‘Youtube is so disconnected with their viewers now it’s not even funny.’
Paul Logan (pictured) came under scrutiny after posting a controversial vlog of himself and his friends laughing next to the corpse of a man who had died by suicide. A boxing fight at Manchester arena was streamed 800,00 times between him and KSI
Many criticised the video for not featuring its biggest stars like PewDiePie, who has 66.6 million Youtube subscribers, the most in the world, Paul Logan and Bollywood channel T-series
Nina Thoren was miffed that talk show hosts Trevor Noah and John Oliver featured in the footage rather than creators.
She wrote: ‘Seriously YouTube, I feel like this is no longer a Youtube rewind when you bring up stuff about what’s happening in the world and include talk show hosts.
‘This video should be a representation of all the biggest events and YouYubers on YouTube during the year.
‘Focus on the people who create content that made an impact this year and show that you appreciate them being on this platform.’
PewDiePie (pictured) has the most subscribed to channel on YouTube and he has released a reaction video in which he slams Youtube for oversaturating the video with Fortnite and having non-Youtube stars feature
Users complained that the video featured too much Fortnite, an online video game, and that it was ‘too preachy’
However, there were many who liked the video and jumped to its defence in the comment section.
One commentator wrote that it didn’t deserve all the downvotes this year because the creators have lines on-camera for the first time.
‘The creators are not portrayed as mindless puppets lip-syncing to the top songs of the year,’ one said.
Another applauded the video for how progressive its subject matter was and the fact that lesser known creators were featured rather than the most popular and ‘wealthiest’ creators.
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