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KEEMSTAR unveils plans for a “legitimate” YouTube Rewind

Published: 8/Dec/2018 20:07 Updated: 8/Dec/2018 20:13

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber and Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem may have a plan in the works to create another, “legitimate” version of 2018’s widely-disliked YouTube Rewind.

This year’s YouTube Rewind was met with intense backlash across the internet – even garnering one of the greatest likes-to-dislikes ratio in YouTube history, thus far.

However, audiences may see another rendition of YouTube’s annual tradition, thanks to a Tweet made by KEEMSTAR on December 8.

One user asked the host to create a “legitimate” version of the video that “actually represents the YouTube community,” to which KEEMSTAR had a hopeful response.

“In the works,” he replied in a Retweet.


While some fans are enthusiastic about the potential project, others are skeptical as to its results, with some citing the incredible cost and time needed to create such a video. 

Be that as it may, KEEMSTAR’s video would likely see better results than its official counterpart, which, as of December 8, has over 4,700,000 dislikes – as opposed to a mere one and a half million likes.


This marks the video as the second most disliked upload on the platform, with Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ taking the number one spot with over nine million dislikes. YouTube Rewind 2018 beat out Jake Paul’s ‘It’s Everyday Bro’ on December 7, which now sits in third place with just over four million dislikes.


YouTubers across the website slammed the video for being out of touch with its community, with notable creator Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg calling the product “cringy,” and even claiming that he was “glad [he’s] not in it.”