This year’s YouTube Rewind was met with intense dissatisfaction from personalities across the internet. Now, the video is on track to become one of YouTube’s most disliked uploads in history.
As of December 7, YouTube Rewind 2018 has a massive dislike to like ratio, with almost three and a half million dislikes in comparison to 1,300,000 likes.
YouTuber and Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem took note of this disparity and did some research, revealing the video to be on par with one of the most disliked videos in history - the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer.
“It’s safe to say the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer will no longer be the most disliked video on YouTube,” KEEMSTAR wrote. “‘Cause 2018 YouTube REWIND will surpass it in the next 12 hours!”
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) December 8, 2018
However, many users noted that the Infinite Warfare trailer was far from the most disliked video on the platform; instead, Justin Bieber's infamous ‘Baby’ music video has taken that title, with well over nine million dislikes.
Jake Paul’s ‘It’s Everyday Bro’ music video comes in at second place with over four million dislikes, with the Infinite Warfare trailer pulling behind in third with over 3,700,000 dislikes.
Be that as it may, it's safe to say that the 2018 YouTube Rewind video could surpass Infinite Warfare as the least disliked non-music video on the platform, if users continue to smash the thumbs down.
Multiple YouTubes have since lashed out at the video, including popular creator ‘PewDiePie,’ who slammed the project and speculated that its massive dislike ratio arose from dissatisfaction from YouTube’s community.
UPDATE: YouTube Rewind 2018 has now surpassed Jake Paul's 'It's Everyday Bro' to become the second most disliked video in YouTube history, with over 4,700,000 dislikes as of December 8.