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Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


This is now officially YouTube’s most disliked video…EVER! (And in record time, too.)

What kind of video would get 10 MILLION people to give you a thumbs-down rating? Such a thing would break the old record for the number of dislikes given to Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video.

The answer? A video by YouTube itself!

Each year, the platform posts something called YouTube Rewind, which is a mashup of highlights from the last twelve months. As I type this, the video has been seen 123,168,560 times. Those views have (so far) yielded 2.1 million likes and 10 million dislikes.

That’s a lot of hate. It took Bieber eight years to reach those levels. This YouTube video managed to hit the 10 million mark in just seven days.

Let’s take a look. Is this video really worthy of such hate? (To be fair, there are some reasons why that number is so big.)

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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