2020 has been a terrible year, and YouTube wants you to forget it. That’s why there will be no YouTube Rewind this year.
YouTube started doing Rewind every year starting back in 2010, giving us all a look back at each year that passed. We’ve gotten a Rewind for every year so far (and some we’d rather forget), but 2020 has been so bad that YouTube has decided to skip doing a Rewind for it.
YouTube announced its decision in a simple tweet, acknowledging that good things “did happen in 2020,” but that “2020 has been so different,” and that “it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t.”
About Rewind this year. pic.twitter.com/oVayH8iyqG
— YouTube (@YouTube) November 12, 2020
The decision doesn’t come totally out of the blue, as the possibility had been discussed openly. However, reactions to the news have been mixed, with some people criticizing YouTube for not finding enough of the good things that happened in 2020 and others applauding the decision.
I don’t think we’re going to miss Rewind – at least for this year. I certainly won’t. If it ends here, then we at least know that we won’t get another Rewind as bad as 2018’s – which became YouTube’s most disliked video.
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