YouTube sets new record for most disliked video with its own 2018 rewind

YouTube has set a new record they weren't aiming for, the most disliked video on the platform.

The honour went to YouTube Rewind 2018, the eighth in a yearly series chronicling trends and famous faces on YouTube.

This year's video began with Will Smith and a tribute to popular video game Fortnite before featuring several suggestions made by viewers, including TV host Trevor Noah performing the "floss" dance move.

It was criticised for excluding several high profile members of the platform such as Logan Paul and Felix Kjellberg or PewDiePie.

Paul and Kjellberg both have millions of subscribers and have caused huge controversy on the platform over the course of the year.

Kjellberg has most recently been criticised for endorsing an anti-Semitic creator, while Paul famously posted a video which him exploring a Japanese forest where people commit suicide and finding a dead body.

The 2018 rewind video currently has 131 million views and 11 million dislikes. 

The sheer number of dislikes dethroned previous record holder Justin Bieber's music video for 'Baby', which has 9.9 million dislikes.

Responding to the New York Times, YouTube said the response was not what the platform had wanted, but it will listen to the community for next year's video.

"Dethroning 'Baby' in dislikes wasn't exactly our goal this year," spokesperson Andrea Faville said in a statement.

"Honest feedback can suck, but we are listening and we appreciate how much people care. Trying to capture the magic of YouTube in one single video is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle.

"We also learned that creating content can be really hard and this underscores our respect and admiration for YouTube creators doing it every day."

Ms Faville's statement was accompanied with an animated image of Spongebob Squarepants burying himself in the sand.