YouTube Rewind 2018 is the most disliked video on YouTube, receiving over 19 million dislikes since its upload on December 6, 2018.
This list of most-disliked YouTube videos contains the top 50 videos with the most dislikes of all time, as derived from YouTube charts. The dislike count is taken directly from the page of the video itself. YouTube implemented a like and dislike button on video pages in 2010 as part of a major site redesign. This feature serves as a replacement for the previous five-star rating system, which was found to be ineffective because of the rare selection of ratings from two to four stars. Of the 50 videos in this list, 6 also appear in the list of most-viewed YouTube videos and 4 appear in the list of most-liked YouTube videos. Note that dislike count does not indicate the true unpopularity of videos, which is better represented by dislike percentage, also provided in the table. For instance "Despacito", "Baby Shark Dance", and "Gangnam Style" all appear on this list, but appear in the list of most-liked YouTube videos as well. As of October 2020[update], Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes has the most videos in the top 50 with eleven, while YouTube has three and Jingle Toons have two.
YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind surpassed "Baby" to become the most-disliked YouTube video within a week of being uploaded.
In March 2011, "Baby", which then had 1.17 million dislikes, was surpassed by the video for Rebecca Black's "Friday", yielding more than 1.2 million dislikes. "Friday" amassed over three million dislikes before the video was taken down in June 2011. The video was reinstated three months later and has not been taken down since.
Measurement of dislikes on YouTube has been of academic and political interest. Following its immediate negative reception, Rick Perry's 2012 presidential campaign advertisement "Strong" garnered over 600,000 dislikes within five days. This phenomenon was seen by Mike Barthel of The Village Voice as a reason not to judge entertainment and politics by the same standard of online publicity; he opined that the only time people are going to care more about politics than entertainment is when there is a clear and immediate threat to their well-being.
Music videos, including children's music videos, made up a majority of the most disliked uploads to YouTube. "Baby Shark Dance" is the most disliked "made for kids" video, with over 13.3 million dislikes. 2016 showed the most disliked video game trailer, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which stands at over three million dislikes. It became YouTube's second-most-disliked video within two weeks of being released. In 2016, PewDiePie achieved a video in the top 3 by specifically asking his own viewers to dislike his video.
In August 2020, the Indian film Sadak 2's trailer became the most disliked movie trailer on YouTube. In the first two days after its release, the trailer received 5.3 million dislikes and currently has over 12 million dislikes. On August 18, at about 18:00 UTC, it surpassed Justin Bieber's "Baby" to become the second most-disliked video with 13.24 million dislikes. As of October 2021, more than half of the top 50 most-disliked videos are music videos for children, with 31 of these 50 videos (62%) being set as "made for kids" according to YouTube's changes in policy on January 6, 2020 to comply with COPPA.
On November 10, 2021, YouTube announced that it would make dislike counts on videos private, purportedly to reduce harassment associated with targeted dislike attacks. The announcement and update have received universally negative reviews due to visible dislikes allowing users to immediately spot videos that are fraudulent, unhelpful, dangerous, explicit, discriminatory or generally poor-quality, including from creators and YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim.
The following table lists the top 50 most disliked videos on YouTube prior to YouTube hiding the dislike count site-wide, with each total rounded to the nearest multiple of 10,000 dislikes, as well as the creator, dislike percentage and date of publication to YouTube. This list is as of November 24, 2021, before YouTube removed public dislikes counts on videos.[A]
Entries with a yellow background color and a dagger (†) indicate that the upload is not a music video.
Entries with a red background color indicate that the upload was removed from YouTube or it was made private.
^YouTube Rewind 2018 became the most disliked video on YouTube in 6 days 10 hours. First and fastest video to hit ten million dislikes.
1 million in 9 hours
1.4 million after 12 hours
2.4 million after 24 hours
4.6 million after 48 hours
5 million in 2 days 5 hours
10 million in 6 days 12 hours
15 million in 24 days
^"Baby Shark" became the fourth video to surpass 10 million dislikes on October 30, 2020. It is currently the most-viewed YouTube video with over 7 billion views as of November 2020. On April 8, 2021, it surpassed "Baby" to become the third most-disliked YouTube video. So far, it is only the fourth video to ever surpass "Baby" in dislikes, including the now-deleted original upload of "Friday," and the only video to do so while having a dislike ratio of less than 40%.
^"Sadak 2 Trailer" is the most-disliked movie trailer on YouTube within the first 24 hours of its upload, as well as the most-disliked Indian YouTube video as of August 2020. The video became the second most-disliked YouTube video within a week.
^"Baby" was the most disliked video until "Friday" by Rebecca Black surpassed it in March 2011. "Friday" was deleted in June 2011, and "Baby" held the record for most disliked video until December 13, 2018, when it was passed by YouTube Rewind 2018. Became the first YouTube video to hit one million dislikes in late February 2011. Baby also became the first video to hit five million dislikes in late August 2015. "Baby" also held the title for the most-viewed YouTube video from July 16, 2010, until November 24, 2012.
^On May 10, 2021, "Johny Johny Yes Papa" became the fifth YouTube video to surpass 10 million dislikes.
^Учим цвета Разноцветные яйца на ферме Развивающий мультик для детей is the most disliked YouTube video in a language other than English. The title means "Learn the colors- Colorful eggs on the farm". On January 24, 2021, it became the seventh video on YouTube to reach 7 million dislikes.
^When translated from Hindi into English, Lakdi ki kathi means "wooden saddle".
^This video reached 1 million and 2 million dislikes in the fastest time ever, doing so in 3.6 hours and 19 hours, respectively. It broke the previous records of 3 days and 11 days. This is also the most-disliked challenge video (challenging the viewer to dislike the video as much as possible)
^"Flores" is the most-disliked Portuguese YouTube video as of July 2020.
^"Despacito" is the most-liked and second most-viewed YouTube video with over 40 million likes and 7 billion views as of November 2020. As of May 2021, it is the only video with over five million dislikes and a dislike ratio not exceeding 15%.
^This video is the most-disliked video game trailer on YouTube. The video generated public outrage upon its release. Within its first 7 days on YouTube, the video garnered over 1.12 million dislikes. As of June 2021, it is the most-disliked age-restricted video on YouTube.
^This music video was uploaded by the German beauty YouTuber Bianca "Bibi" Heinicke. Fans and critics alike criticized the track for its shallow lyrics and poor vocal performance. Heinicke received some backlash prior to the song's release when the pre-order price of 4,99€ was revealed.
^"Gangnam Style" was the most-viewed video on YouTube from November 24, 2012, until July 10, 2017.
^The title, when translated to English, is "Cutting the YouTube Button". The Silver YouTube Play Button is a reward that users receive when their channel reaches 100,000 subscribers. Aruan was mainly criticized for destroying a trophy and doing the stunt to attract more subscribers. It achieved one million dislikes in only three days after its release. As of November 24, 2021, the video was made private on YouTube since then.
^Logan Paul uploaded this video in response to the backlash regarding his Aokigahara suicide video, where he apologized for his insensitive behaviour, but several critics believed the apology was insincere.
^"Cuties" is currently the most-disliked Netflix movie trailer as of November 24, 2021.
^"~YouTube Worst Video of All Time~ vote 1 star, leave comment" was YouTube's first video to hold the No. 1 spot on this list. When the video was uploaded in 2007, YouTube still used the 5-star rating system. On March 31, 2010, when the rating system changed to likes and dislikes, all previous 1 star ratings were converted to dislikes and all 5 star ratings were converted to likes. This automatically made "~YouTube Worst Video of All Time~ vote 1 star, leave comment" YouTube's most disliked video at the time.
^"Friday" surpassed over 3.2 million dislikes before it was deleted in June 2011.
^"YouTube Rewind 2018" became the first video to hit 10 million dislikes, doing it within a week of its upload date. It has since surpassed 16 million dislikes.
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^"Baby Shark Dance | Sing and Dance! | Animal Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children". Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
^"Sadak 2 | Official Trailer | Sanjay | Pooja | Alia | Aditya | Jisshu | Mahesh Bhatt | 28 Aug - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
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