In a blog post published today, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki confirmed what millions of people on the Internet already knew: The YouTube Rewind 2018 video was a hot mess.
Wojcicki admitted that the video was "not exactly shown" The most important moments of the year did not reflect the YouTube you know. "Wojcicki also said that YouTube" will do better to tell our story in 201
Although YouTube Rewind 2018 received over 160 million views. Many criticized the video for failing to accurately reflect the YouTube community in 2018. For example, the video did not mention PewDiePie's battle with the T-Series for the largest YouTube channel, the battle between KSI and Logan Paul, and the infamous Suicide Forest video.
The video was also criticized by the people because the mainstream was too much of a concern. Although celebrities such as Will Smith, Trevor Noah, and John Oliver were featured in the video, there were not prominent YouTube creators like PewDiePie, the Paul brothers, H3H3 Productions, Nigahiga, and others.
Regardless of YouTube's backgrounds, people made their opinions audible via the dislike button. At the moment, the YouTube Rewind 2018 video has at least 15 million aversions. That makes the video the most unpopular on YouTube by trumping Justin Bieber's baby video by 5 million aversions.
Hopefully, YouTube is not afraid to highlight the good and the bad for the 2019 Rewind video.