YouTube Rewind 2019 is here and everyone hates it

6 December 2019, 12:26

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Um, there's always 2020?

The year is almost up, which can only mean one thing – YouTube Rewind. YouTube have just released their annual review highlighting the biggest creators in the game. Needless to say, it's not going down particularly well.

READ MORE: Fans call YouTube Rewind 2018 "the worst ever"

If you remember YouTube Rewind 2018 wasn't exactly a hit either, in fact, it was the most disliked video in YouTube history… yikes. So, you'd think that YouTube would try and go above and beyond this year. After all, 2019 gave us the James Charles and Tati Westbrook feud, followed shortly by the James Charles vs Jeffree Star drama, and more recently, Trisha Paytas' transgender video.

However, the almost six minute clip instead focused on the most-liked videos on the platform, including music videos from Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish. Shane Dawson’s conspiracy theories video and James Charles' "No More Lies" video also made the list. "In 2018, we made something you didn’t like. So in 2019, let’s see what you DID like. Because you’re better at this than we are," the video read.

YouTube Rewind 2019.
YouTube Rewind 2019. Picture: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images, shane via YouTube

Alas, it wasn't quite the hit. The video currently has 2.2 million dislikes (compared to 1.1million likes…) and YouTube users have called it "boring" in the comment section.

Watch the full YouTube Rewind 2019 video here.

YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record | #YouTubeRewind

People weren't much kinder on Twitter either and the general consensus was that the whole thing was just extremely underwhelming.

Surprisingly, it wasn't all bad reviews. Some noted how YouTube Rewind was much more inclusive this year, including more international and new creators.

What do you think of Rewind this year? Tweet us @popbuzz and let us know!