Why is 'YouTube Rewind 2020' canceled? Fans say it's the 'worst thing to ever happen'

Mocking those who 'cancel' Rewind every year, a user wrote, 'but but I planned my entire year on canceling you guys, how else can I feel important?'


                            Why is 'YouTube Rewind 2020' canceled? Fans say it's the 'worst thing to ever happen'
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At the end of every year since 2010, YouTube releases the Rewind video taking a look back at the year that just passed. Over the years, the Rewind video had become a tradition of sorts receiving millions of views and being talked about on the online space in large numbers. But, according to an announcement made by the company, YouTube will not be releasing a Rewind video this year.

In a tweet captioned "about Rewind this year," YouTube made the announcement saying the following: "Since 2010, we've ended the year with Rewind: a look back at the year's most impactful creators, videos, and trends. Whether you love it–or only remember 2018–Rewind was always meant to be a celebration of you. But 2020 has been different. And it doesn't feel right to carry on as if it weren't. So, we're taking a break from Rewind this year. We know that so much of the good that did happen in 2020 was created by all of you. You've found ways to lift people up, help them cope, and make them laugh. You made a hard year genuinely better. Thank you for making a difference."

 



 

Reactions

The announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 edition of YouTube Rewind prompted numerous reactions from across social media. One user, disappointed about the company's decision, wrote, "this is the worst thing to ever happen," while another, mocking those who 'cancel' Rewind every year, said, "but but but I planned my entire year on canceling you guys, how else can I feel important?" A different user, disagreeing with YouTube's decision, tweeted, "Woah. I disagree. 2020 has been different. But you SHOULD still have a rewind. Come on. There are plenty of things to be positive about."

Another user was bummed out about YouTube's announcement and said, "This really sucks. tons of creators worked 10x harder this year to provide people with entertainment and positivity. Just because this year has been ‘bad’ i think it sucks to not credit the creators that helped your business thrive in this climate," while another wrote, "as tough as this year has been (and of course tragic for too many), we have seen a tremendous outpouring of creativity, particularly on YouTube.  Thanks to all the YouTubeCreators for all the distractions, education, information, study music, and overall entertainment! #2020"



 



 



 



 



 

The previous two editions of YouTube Rewind were panned by users widely for being uncreative and lacking in energy. 'YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind' garnered over 10 million dislikes in its first two weeks becoming the most disliked video of all time on YouTube. The latest installment, 'YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record' has a like percentage of only 27.25 percent.