YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has created his own version of YouTube Rewind 2018 - and it contains some of the year’s most memorable memes and hilarious moments.
In keeping with the original Rewind, Pewds parodied Fresh Prince actor Will Smith’s meme-worthy role in the video, going on to start the action with his highly-demanded “year review” bit as seen in his “meme review” video series.
Pewds’ video referenced everything from the Crab Rave to Avengers: Infinity War in a humorous five-minute segment, likewise parodying the original Rewind’s largely criticised campfire scene. PewDiePie showcased the “real” comments from the original video, likely in a not-so-subtle jab at the scene, which he slammed in a savage response on December 7.
PewDiePie’s YouTube Rewind currently has over three million views as of December 27, with a like-to-dislike ratio of one point seven million likes to a mere 6,000 dislikes - a far cry from the original, which now sits as the most disliked video on YouTube of all time with over 14 million dislikes.
PewDiePie has been open about his criticism of the original YouTube Rewind, claiming that the project was “cringy” and stating that he was glad he wasn’t featured in it.
“Rewind… seemed like a homage to the creators that year,” PewDiePie recalled. “It was something cool to be part of. Now, I’m almost glad I’m not in it, because it’s such a cringy video at this point.”
This isn’t the first YouTube Rewind remake that 2018 has seen, either; YouTubers ‘ChrisAwake’ and Dolan Dark likewise made their own versions of the video, each with over four million views.