We’re way too into social media at this point to not acknowledge that the internet can be a hellscape sometimes. At times social media can make it seem like things are all rosy and pretty, but it is not always so. And you don’t really need to look beyond YouTube comments to confirm that. As a creator, if you’re lucky, you’d still have quite the few negative comments. Let’s just say that the creators on this list were not lucky at all and keep it at that. Here are the 10 most disliked YouTube videos of all time, along with their dislike percentages.
(A dislike percentage implies the percentage of dislikes out of all the responses on the video, i.e likes + dislikes. For example, if a video has 5 likes and 15 dislikes, the dislike rate is 75%.)
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1. YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind – 19 Million dislikes – 86.43%
Ironically, the video with the highest dislikes on YouTube is one produced by YouTube itself. At the end of every year, YouTube comes out with a YouTube rewind to count down all the major haps that took place on the platform, paying tribute to the various artists who work on YouTube. The 2018 YouTube Rewind, however, faced much backlash by critics as well as viewers for being severely disconnected to the audience, as well as following outdated trends, and roping in personalities that had nothing to do with YouTube – like Will Smith.
2. Sadak 2 Trailer – 13 million dislikes – 94.82%
After actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide in 2020, the debate around nepotism in Bollywood was hot, and Alia Bhatt ended up becoming the face of the entire debate. As someone who comes from a family of filmmakers, and was launched by Karan Johar, who allegedly can be rather snobbish about outsiders, Alia Bhatt received an astounding amount of hate. When her movie, directed by her father, and starring two other actors who come from Bollywood families, the video accumulated a crazy amount of dislikes. Sadak 2 has the highest dislike rate amongst all the videos on this list.
3. Baby Shark Dance – 12 million dislikes – 31.32%
There’s nothing particularly bad about Baby Shark. Some would say it is catchy, even. However, some people obviously do not like it a lot – because the innocent song for children is on the 3rd position in our most disliked Youtube videos of all time list.
4. Baby – Justin Beiber – 12 million dislikes – 40.96%
The internet can be quite the bully sometimes. Ask Justin Bieber, and you’ll know. Bieber released Baby when he was only 16, and it quickly became one of the most popular songs amongst teens. I was growing up in the 2010s. I KNOW. But sometimes, fame comes with a price. And sadly for Bieber, it came with a vicious amount of bullying, with people complaining about his supposedly effeminate voice amongst other things. So while Baby is one of the most popular songs of the 2010s, the music video is also one of the most disliked.
5. Johny Johny Yes Papa – 9.8 million – 39.95%
I can see why people dislike this one so much. The video is straight up creepy. And how on earth is this baby skateboarding? I – *confused noises*
6. YouTube Rewind 2019: For The Record – 9.4 million – 73.11%
Okay. So the 2018 YouTube Rewind did not work. So YouTube said, “You know what, I’ll let you all decide the next one. Here. Take this. A glorified montage of the most liked videos of 2019. You are going to love it.” But did the viewers love it? You wouldn’t be seeing this video in our list if they did.
7. Learnig Colors – Colorful Eggs On A Farm – 7.4 million dislikes – 39.88%
The aim of this Russian animated video is to teach little kids names of colours. Does it do that? I don’t understand Russian, so I’ll have to make a feeble guess and say yes. But does it also terrify the living daylights out of me and I’m going to have nightmares about these egg demons with googly eyes? YOU BET.
8. Bath Song – 6.8 million dislikes – 41.40%
What happened to letting your kids soak in soap and warm water and letting them understand the importance of bathing by themselves? Why must we make songs about everything?
9. Lakdi ki Kathi – 5.7 million – 42.77%
I’m legitimately offended. Why are people disliking this adorable song?
10. Flores – Vitao ft Luisa Fonza – 5.5 million – 69.68%
I must admit, I didn’t know this song existed, and the comments were all in what I assume is Portugese. But a little digging revealed that the reason behind the large amount of dislikes on this video is this: the girl in the video, Luisa, received a ton of sexist and slut-shamey comments of viewers arguing that the video was way too steamy. Luisa, though, doesn’t give a damn, and wants this video to be the most disliked video ever. Go Luisa!
We hope you enjoyed reading our list of the 10 most disliked YouTube videos of all time. Do you think these videos deserve to be here? Let us know in the comments below!