Top 10 Worst Moments in YouTube History

From its inception in 2005, YouTube has steadily grown to become a platform where billions of people around the world learn, laugh, connect, and yes, sometimes cringe, too. As the globe's leading video sharing site, YouTube's history is filled with memorable moments, and while many are noteworthy for their creativity, innovation, or sheer viral appeal, others are remembered for entirely different reasons.

Think about all the times you've scrolled through your feed, only to find a shocking headline about a scandal involving a popular YouTuber or a controversy sparked by an offensive video. These are the moments that prompt heated debates, churn out a torrent of reactions, and sometimes, even drive changes in the platform's policies. From creator controversies to contentious algorithmic decisions, these moments have sparked widespread discussion and, in some cases, outrage.

So, let's talk about those worst moments in YouTube history. Which ones immediately come to mind? Is it a controversial video that sparked widespread backlash? Or maybe it's an instance where a beloved YouTuber stepped out of line?
The Top Ten
1 Logan Paul's Aokigahara forest video

It's absolutely disgusting, and his making a substandard apology video (that was MONETIZED!) made things worse!

Total disrespect towards other people, Logan Paul. I hope you learned your lesson.

This channel was literally going to shut down.

2 The death of Angry Grandpa

It's absolutely sad, and horrible. Angry Grandpa will be missed.

3 Active shooter situation at YouTube headquarters

This predator went on a shooting spree at their headquarters because her videos kept getting demonetized. Let that sink into your head.

This actually happened the day I'm typing this.

Oh God...that's horrific. Did they find out who did it?

4 Edd Gould's death from cancer

I'm telling you, if Edd hadn't been affected by leukemia, the show would definitely still be running.

Edward 'Eddsworld' Gould needs a verification stamp, but YouTube, becoming the 'Internet Communists' they're trying to be, won't let the late Edd have one. (Besides, he inspires another YouTuber I've heard of to do what he can. The YouTuber Edd inspires is a small creator by the pseudonym 'T_StreakMLP'.)

Man, this sucked. I love Eddsworld, and the show was never the same without him.

Sad. I used to be obsessed with Eddsworld when I was nine.

5 YouTube Rewind 2018

Baby by Justin Bieber used to have more dislikes, but thanks to this pile of vomit, it apparently removed a ton of the dislikes for that dumb song.

Good news! This video is about to become the most disliked video of all time. Want to know why?
1: The Fortnite references
2: PewDiePie was not featured
3: Had lame KPop references
4: Horrible songs were featured
5: Mr. Beast was lost
6: Baby Shark
7: Poor references to World Cup
8: Bongo Cat
This needs not to be number 1 but it should be in the top 3, at least. Just in a few hours, this will become the most disliked video of all time.

Horrible video, but it has a great redeeming quality: Logan Paul and Jake Paul were NOT featured.

6 George Miller (Filthy Frank) quitting YouTube
7 PewDiePie uses a racial slur in a live stream

I thought this whole thing was blown way out of proportion. Sure, PewDiePie said an offensive word, but he continuously and genuinely apologized for his action, yet people still called him a Nazi and a KKK member.

PewDiePie isn't racist. He just ended up reacting to something and saying that word. He didn't use the hard R, and he didn't directly say anything rude to black people.

This isn't worth getting angry over anyway. YouTube even overreacted themselves by punishing the guy.

8 Susan Wojcicki becomes CEO of YouTube
9 Peluchin Entertainment abuses and allegedly kills his cat
10 SuperMarioLogan crisis

His videos got age-restricted and demonetized, and now his content has to be family-friendly just so that he can make any sort of income. I'm not a fan of his family-friendly material whatsoever. YouTube has ruined my favorite channel, and that's all I have to say.

Yeah, when clearly Markiplier, JackSepticEye, etc. swear a lot and say inappropriate stuff. Don't get me wrong, they are awesome YouTubers and I love their content, but that's unfair to Logan.

"Crisis"? I believe it was mostly justified. However, I do agree that Logan deserved it more.

The Contenders
11 Major demonetisation
12 Death of Caleb Logan LeBlanc
13 Keemstar makes an elderly gamer cry

Keemstar is an elite rustler and miles superior to Scarce.

14 Breadwinners, a YouTube series, becomes a TV show

Breadwinners started out as a YouTube video?

...that explains a lot.

15 "Mother forces baby to get tattoo" video

How could YouTube even allow this?

Not like I've seen this, but how is this below Rewind 2018? (Which I thought was okay)

16 KSI vs Logan Paul fight
17 RiceGum and iDubbbz content cop feud
18 T-Series blocks PewDiePie's "Bitch Lasagna" and "Congratulations" in India

T-Series hates free speech.

19 Anthony Padilla leaves Smosh

Yup, that's where Smosh became complete garbage. I mean, the "SHUT UP" intro has disappeared. Now they just make the worst and most generic vlogs of all time.

It's just not the same without Anthony.

20 The launch and backlash against YouTube Heroes
21 Jake Paul using a racial slur in a video
22 Amanda Todd's suicide

This one is very emotional because I have been bullied a lot and also had anxiety and depression before. She did not deserve to die because no one deserves to have their lives taken early. Bullying needs to end right now, physically, verbally, and online.

It was indeed devastating! May you rest in peace, Amanda Todd!

I'm sorry, but what was Amanda Todd actually famous for?

23 Sam Pepper's fake killing friend prank

Yeah, this was pretty terrible.

24 Luka Magnotta's murder of Lin Jun
25 Logan Paul's apology video for the Aokigahara incident
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