Worst Things About YouTube Rewind 2017

YouTube every year does a "YouTube Rewind" where they recap what happened in 2017 for YouTube. I had the absolute displeasure of viewing this twice with a few friends, and it was a complete atrocity, worse than last year! But what was the worst thing about it?

The Top Ten

1 Excessive amount of fidget spinners

The amount of people getting triggered over Youtube Rewind is hilarious. Yeah fidget spinners are dead, but the amount of happiness I'm seeing for Big Shaq's 6 seconds is weird, since Man's Not Hot will die soon.

Big Shaq had like 2 seconds. I didn't even realize he was in it the first time because there's so many people crammed in this year. - djpenquin999

This makes me allergic to this YouTube Rewind, allergic to the desperation of trying to grab the attention of "da youths" on YouTube. Fidget spinners was a trend that deserved to die a slow and painful death, and I'm so glad that the meme is dead and buried. However, YouTube decided to attempt necromancy because they decided that shoveling in several fidget spinners was more important than actually getting in some YouTubers that people care about. Then again, I am talking about YouTube here.

Jesus Christ, the amount of fidget spinners were enough to make me groan every second. The trend is completely dead, so it just looks so terrible! Just major cringe.

Remember when these things were used to help mentally disabled people?

2 Jake and Logan Paul's segment

So basically YouTube is saying that if you are an overall obnoxious, insufferable person who makes videos that the wide majority of the public hate, mentally abuse women, and even disturb the peace in your own neighborhood, you are a person to be celebrated and promoted as the face of the company. But if you're involved in any kind of drama or have any "controversial" topics on your channel, YouTube is out to get you. Drama from someone like iDubbbz, H3H3, or I Hate Everything is considered negative, while the Paul brothers drama is something to look up to, I guess.

But if you say one offensive word on a live stream, you are outta the game. - Phillip873

This makes me despise those two bastards more than before. How DARE YouTube give them their own segment especially after all they've done. It makes my blood boil.

The fact they asked Jake Paul to be in this and not PewDiePie is just enough for me.

This one is just dumb. We can't have good Youtubers here who have done some good and no negative drama. But let's give two of the most hated Youtubers spotlight and shove the much better ones to the side.

3 Famous YouTubers barely or not even in it

I did not recognize 90% of the people in this video. And the ones I did were there for like a split second! I kept thinking "who the hell are these people? " because I generally don't see them around YouTube, maybe because I don't watch vlogging "kid friendly" garbage that's spewed out every day. Pewdiepie wasn't in it and he has the most subs (he wasn't even invited! )

At first I just thought that I was a bit behind on the newest and coolest youtubers, but in all honestly, lot of them were unrecognizable to most people.

Who are the people in this video? I recognized a few people from actual channels.

That's because YouTube's new standards consist of not even slightly controversial "perfect people"

4 A lot of "ex-viners" appeared instead of more important YouTubers

Vines were never really good to being with considering it's just people doing stupid stuff for shock humor. But the fact that they get more recognition than more important YouTubers displeases me. I'd rather have PewDiePie be shown more than those so-called ex-viners in any YouTube Rewind any day.

I hate Vine so much, and I generally dislike the majority of people who post garbage on it. But with its shutdown, they moved to YouTube to produce their terrible content which certain kids will eat up for some reason beyond my understanding. So they end up here, and it really bothered me.

I thought It was called YouTube Rewind, not "Oh hey, here's a bunch of Vine refugees, unknown youtubers, and a solid 2% you might spot out but maybe not because they are in it for 2 seconds"

Yeah agreed youtube rewind got bad 2016 onwards

5 No Pewdiepie

He is number one

He even uploaded a video about why he wasn't in it

He was in 2 controversies in 2017 but none in 2018 and he's still not in it.

It's a good thing. Pewdiepie sucks.

6 A lot of outdated memes like all star

Well of course they are going to have those memes!

Scram that! listen to Pamtri's cover of All Star by Smash Mouth.

I would have liked this better if Jon Sudano was in it singing All-star. That would have represented the All-star meme better.

7 Dabbing

Thankfully not too much, but there is still some and it is incredibly irritating.

He dabbed into the grave, its great.

I saw dabbing in the dead meme segment

It is so stupid! (Dabbing AND This YT rewind)

8 The amount of shooting stars memes

I'll be honest I liked shooting stars memes for a long time, but this video took it way too far and it got annoying! And it is in the wrong key!

Like they pulled the dead body of shooting stars out of its grave and said, "LIVE DAMN YOU"

This meme is dead to me too.

I remember liking the whole Shooting Stars meme back a few months ago. It was mostly all the Samurai Jack meme videos that kept popping up that introduced me to it. Nowadays, this meme is dead to me. The song is still legitimately good, though.

9 Big Shaq was only in it for 2 seconds

The only good part of the video was when Big Shaq said mans not hot.

Like his mafs, his appearance in Youtube Rewind was quick. Could have been longer.

10 Non-YouTubers showing up in it a lot

I believe there were talk show hosts and actors, and even viners who moved to YouTube who are irrelevant. I thought this was a YOUTUBE rewind!

I don't understand why they put all those retarded viners there and not relevant people like nigahiga, PewDiePie, Markiplier and Superwoman.

Nigahiga usually declines it because he usually does spoofs of Rewind. - AlphaQ

I had the same problem last year too.

Stephen Colbert in the beginning.
Shall I continue?

The Contenders

11 The floor is lava memes

And, they included Planking for some reason.

What's the point of the floor is lava in that video anyways? Oh, the one by RocketJump or whatsoever?

This meme is old, like I played the floor is lava when I was in kindergarden

Such a small-scale meme, I don't even know how so much of it ended up in this cringe-fest, when it wasn't even a great meme.

12 It doesn't have a message

Not even in that cheesy "Holding hands" segment. I'm just glad they could just acknowledge the terrible stuff that happened. But for Pete's sake, it was just lazy!

"Wow, Youtube is giving light to all the terrible tragedies that when combined, killed thousands of peop- oh wait, BACK TO FIDGET SPINNERS! "

They literally extended it this year for the segment about unity calm the hell down.

Is it supposed to

13 Everything going by way too quickly


14 It had bad songs in it like Despacito and Shape of You

That's not the "worst" thing. That's merely subjectivity. You might think those songs are bad, but remember people do like them songs.

Ugh, the music! "Shape of You" isn't as bad as Despacito. Luis Fonsi and his "hit of the year" will never make it through the other years because that song is going to die out for years to come, it can be said that the song can burn in hell DESPACITO.

Actually both are good songs in my opinion, PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME!

They were the most popular songs of that year. What did you expect? Some metal song no one knows about?

15 The dead meme grave scene

It was a creative twist, but was just out of control.

I think it is better that these random people stay in the grave and never come out.

Cringeworthy but not the worst, we get all star here but this whole scene is ironic because all the memes in this video have died.

It's for Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift guys.

16 NOTHING related to the gaming community.

Seriously...all of the previous rewinds, even the 2016 rewind had some segment dedicated to the biggest games of the year. What happened?

In a year where we had games like Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Cuphead, and Slime Rancher, there was NOTHING game-related. We had Vanoss, Markiplier, and Dashie showing up for a couple seconds each, but that's it (and I think MatPat for half a second). No PeanutButterGamer, no Chuggaaconroy, no Jacksepticeye, they didn't even ask PewDiePie to be in it!

2015 had an entire section themed around FNAF (Which I don't even like, but I'll take it! It was a good segment.)

2016 at least had a little Street Fighter bit.

2017, though? Notta! Zip! Zilch! The big goose egg!

This was the true worst part.
We had so many new games released that were SO GOOD!
The switch even released, but do we hear that "click"? No.

They gave one second to Dream Daddy.

Not Breath of the Wild, not Cuphead, not Persona 5, none of those.

Just Dream Daddy. For one second.

Great representation of the entire gaming community, Youtube.

17 It brings back dead memes
18 Planking meme

I'm not saying this should've been in the video, but the reason the dude was planning on top of a gravestone is because planning is dead. Like that's the whole point of the scene, so although it may not have been funny it made sense because that scene was the "dead memes" scene, so don't vote for this one. There are much bigger problems and things that make a millions time less sense than this bit.

Planking is a really old meme I don't know why it showed up in a "2017 recap" video.

I thought planking died around 2009...

19 Lele Pons
20 Animators Stuck in the Credits Section

I agree, they put so much hard work into their animations and Youtube shoved them aside. It would've been amazing if they got a bigger role.

Yeah, I wish my favourite one, Jaiden animations got a bigger section in the middle, like in the floor is lava section. It would be pretty funny.

Exactly! The animators did the most work, but they each appear for like 6 seconds until the big slime fight at the end. The animators were the best part, but it was like a minute long. Screw you, YouTube. You obviously don’t know good content when you see it.

21 It's so stupid
22 Use of Slime
23 Unrecognizable people

Yeah this was a problem. I understand they were trying to get lots of communities to watch it, but they stuck a lot of people into that short frame.

It sucks cause I don't watch any of the youtubers in the WHOLE rewind :/ like to see some underrated youtubers.

95% of the people I had no idea who they were.

This is what happens when the makeup studio and costume designers give up.

24 The music
25 Cringey

Everything is cringey, my stomach or whatever now hurts from all the cringe,

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