YouTube is canceling the 2020 rewind video as a result of it simply would not really feel proper
YouTube canceled its annual rewind video because it doesn’t “feel right” in 2020. This year would have been the 10th anniversary of the annual review video. 2020 has been a tough year for almost everyone, and YouTube knows it, despite the fact that their platform has brought joy to millions of people over the course of the year. Regardless, they won’t be participating in their annual return video.
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– YouTube (@YouTube) November 12, 2020
The YouTube Rewind videos are often among the most watched videos of the year, but in some cases they are also the least popular. In 2018, CEO Susan Wojcicki’s own children called the annual video “Cringey,” which she later admitted. That being said, every Rewind video has received over 100 million views since 2012, and that after several changes over the years, especially with YouTubers making a living on the platform.
YouTube released a statement this morning. “Since 2010 we’ve ended the year with Rewind: a look back at the most impactful creators, videos, and trends of the year,” the platform said. “But 2020 was different. And it doesn’t feel right to continue like it isn’t. So we’re taking a break from Rewind this year.” The whole world has been hit by the public health crisis, and it looks like things will get worse before they get better this winter, which means more people will spend the winter indoors if we focus on the Make way into 2021.
YouTube ended her testimony with thanks to the content creators and uploaders for providing light in these dark times. “We know that so much of the good that happened in 2020 was created by all of you,” the YouTube statement said. “They found ways to uplift people, help them deal with them, and make them laugh. They really made a tough year better.” YouTube didn’t say what will happen in 2021, but many are hoping for a revision as so much has been canceled in 2020. The entertainment industry has included almost all of the movies of 2020 and it’s postponed to 2021 as the world is waiting to see what the new year has in store for all of us.
In 2019, YouTube shook up its Rewind video with a huge montage. The new direction was a direct result of the 2018 video mentioned above, which, with over 10 million dislikes in just a few days, quickly had the most dislikes than any other video. The main issue facing viewers was the fact that YouTube brought celebrities on board to celebrate, rather than focusing on the content creators who drove most of the site’s daily traffic over the year. The platform was attentive and celebrating the content creators again. You can check the cancellation notice above thanks to the official YouTube Twitter account.
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