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Over the years, the subscribers on YouTube have increased incredibly. This means that not only the numbers of views and likes per video have increased but also the records for the most disliked video on Youtube come in large numbers as well.
YouTube has been facing serious backlash since 2017, when one of its biggest and the most subscribed content creators, Pewdiepie, used anti-Semitic language and riled up a large number of people. The Youtuber himself faced a lot of damage, losing big deals with companies such as Disney and YouTube. However, this became the least of the platform’s worry with Logan Paul’s adventure in Japan’s Aokighara forest where he ran into a dead body and decided to vlog it, making jokes. Advertisers fled and the creator was in distress while it was YouTube’s job to keep both, the creators and the advertisers happy. In doing so, YouTube’s creators were massively shocked.
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Here is a list of the top 10 most disliked videos on YouTube till date.
10. Official Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Reveal Trailer (3.9m dislikes)
What is interesting about this video is that it was a trailer of the then upcoming game of Call of Duty in 2016. People expressed extreme disappointing reviews of the game and expected the worse, hence the 3.9 million dislikes with 44 million views. However, if you are to look at the recent comments on the video, people have changed their views and given positive remarks about the video. Clearly, the game did not disappoint its worthy gamers, but the trailer did manage to end up in the top ten most disliked videos on YouTube. It’s intriguing how this particular video became the center of attention as the “most disliked video on YouTube.”
9. Despacito – Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (5.1m dislikes)
As mentioned earlier, gaining a lot of views and likes on a video also means being susceptible to a larger proportion of dislikes as well. The perfect example is of the song Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. The video has 7.5 billion views on Youtube. The song also has the most likes at 45 million and almost 5.1 million dislikes.
The music video shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the local bar, La Factoría. The video shows the likeness towards diverse music tastes all over the world.
8. It’s Everyday Bro – Jake Paul ft. Team 10 (5.4m dislikes)
Unlike PewDiePie, Jake Paul managed to accumulate 5 million dislikes without having to ask for them. Uploaded on May 30th, 2017, the video currently has 285 million views, making it one of the most disliked videos on YouTube. The video features the YouTuber and his crew showcasing an extreme example of trashy white people, which seems to have resonated with viewers and resulted in the exuberant number of dislikes. It’s surprising how the video also garnered 3.1 million likes, showcasing a mixed response from the audience. Additionally, the video faced issues with copyright as the music used was non-credited, and the team carelessly left a watermark, making it an easy target for potential copyright lawsuits.
7. Can this Video Get 1 Million Dislikes? – Pewdiepie (5.6m dislikes)
Screaming at the top of his lungs on a ridiculous motor octopus vehicle with carousel music, PewDiePie goes on the streets demanding for one million dislikes in what became one of the most disliked video on YouTube. The entire video comprises PewDiePie passionately requesting those dislikes, accompanied by a revelation of the new systematics of YouTube at the end. Uploaded on December 24th, 2016, the video currently has 25 million views, 367,000 likes, and a surprising 5.6 million dislikes. Despite the overwhelming number of dislikes, PewDiePie’s fans remain steadfast and supportive in every situation.
6. Miroshka TV – Learning Colors Multi-Colored Eggs on the Farm (8.3m dislikes)
This could possibly be the longest children’s video with the aim to teach the name of colors. The video is Russian, with the background track of the classic ‘Old McDonald had a farm’ in English. The animation of the eggs is a bit creepy, especially for toddlers. They have some of the most disturbing smiles which do some deranged things such as smash into each other and dismember into pieces. The pieces then elevate, and join together to form a larger, creepier egg. This probably triggered the parents as it seemed inappropriate for their childrens’ minds. In view of all that, the 8.3m dislikes on the video seem pretty understandable.
5. Youtube Rewind 2019 – For the Record (9.5m dislikes)
Youtube made significant progress in their Rewind-2019 since the backlash of the previous year. Unfortunately, it still made it to the top three of the most disliked videos on Youtube. The video currently has 9.5 million dislikes, which is still less than the Youtube Rewind-2018.
4. Johnny Johnny Yes Papa – LooLoo Kids (11m dislikes)
The video shows a toddler sneaking in the kitchen trying to eat sugar and denying it in front of his papa. We might conclude that since the video is giving off a message of sneaking around and lying, parents did not like the visual of the wrong morals and hence, explaining the dislikes. The rhyme currently has 5.6 billion views, 16m likes and 11m dislikes. Well, at least, the likes are still greater than the dislikes.
3. Baby – Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris (12m dislikes)
11 years later the release of Justin Bieber’s fame maker, Baby, and it is still the third-most disliked video on YouTube. I wonder what Bieber feels about this. The pop singer released this song when he was just 16 years old. The music video was the most liked for a consecutive 120 days until it lost its title to LMFAO. The thing to notice here is the fact that with a large number of likes, the dislikes are lesser in proportion comparatively. With over 2.8 billion views and 18m likes, 12m dislikes is still a bit upsetting. Despite this, the song is still one of the strongest by Justin.
2. Baby Shark Dance – Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories (13m dislikes)
Baby Shark Dance is currently the most viewed and the fourth most liked video on Youtube. It has 9.2 billion views. However, now it is the fourth most disliked video on Youtube too, with a total of 13 million dislikes. There is nothing negative about this particular video and it’s very likely that the dislike button was hit by parents who were done with their kids playing it for the zillionth time.
Officials in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 2019, played a continuous loop of “Baby Shark” throughout the night outside the Waterfront Lake Pavilion to deter vagrants. People even started social media challenges based off the dance.
1. YouTube Rewind 2018 – YouTube (19m dislikes)
Here we are with the most disliked video on YouTube, at 19m dislikes. With only 219m views and 3m likes, the damage received is noteworthy. People did not seem to appreciate the rewind at all, with bad graphics and no proper coherence. To make matters worse, the video lasts about 8 minutes and does not get better with time. Filled with a cringe display of highlights and disappointing acts by some of the most famous people like Will Smith, Marquees Brownie, and Liza Koshy, the dislike is understandable.
It is ironic that the website that introduced the concept of compiling videos, itself is the most disliked video on Youtube. “I think the problem with YouTube Rewind, at least how I see it, is pretty simple actually,” Brownlee said in a video. “YouTubers and creators and audiences see it as one thing and, YouTube, who’s in charge of making it, sees it as something completely different.”
“Honest feedback can suck, but we are listening and we appreciate how much people care,” the representative said. “Trying to capture the magic of YouTube in one single video is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle. We also learned that creating content can be really hard and this underscores our respect and admiration for YouTube creators doing it every day. Keep the feedbacks coming and maybe we’ll release a top 10 list of ‘Rewind dislike’ reaction videos.”
To understand the backlash for this video, the answer lies in the way YouTube progressed with their tradition. They started the recapping videos in 2011, with the aim of keeping them short and highlighting all the major highlights of the year, including the most-watched videos. Things were fine until 2015, but then creators started to drift away from the culture of the media and began incorporating their own tastes. This divergence became more apparent by 2017, and the situation turned into a disaster in 2018, leading to the emergence of some of the most disliked video on YouTube.
YouTube and its community, that the commentator and anchor, Philip DeFranco, gets to in his video about the backlash is, “People are asking, ‘Where is PewDiePie?’ either him by himself or his battle with T-Series“, DeFranco said. “Where is Shane Dawson, who had arguably one of the biggest series on YouTube this year? What about a reference to KSI and Logan Paul making one of the biggest pay-per-view events ever?. An argument has been made that it’s an attempt by YouTube to distance themselves from any controversy,” he says.
With all the backlash, the tradition of YouTube Rewind is not as much looked forward to by the community as it once did. This year, YouTube has announced the cancellation of the release altogether.