It’s been a crazy year with all the YouTube drama and whatnot. The biggest YouTuber himself, PewDiePie, has been targeted with limitless slander. He also happened to make a miraculous comeback from the Indian channel, T-Series, that literally no one expected. Logan Paul hit the news when he shared his controversial forest video, and his brother really hit it off with his “rap” song. However, the best moments of this year in YouTube were the comedic ones — the drama that made us laugh rather than put us in a sour mood — and we’ve compiled five of them. Read on to see our top picks for the funniest drama that took place on the platform this year!
KSI vs Logan Paul
This might just be the biggest let down of the year! The world was promised a complete showdown between famous YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul, and tickets sold almost instantly. The hype around this fight was intense, so no one was really expecting it to go the way it did. To everyone’s surprise, it turned out to be a draw, and what’s more? It looked like it had been scripted to begin with! Yes, a lot of people asked for refunds, but we’ve got to admit, once the initial disappointment faded, we were left with a fun, cheesy memory of two YouTubers who spiced up the year for the better.
The Tanacon Fail
Tana Mongeau is a huge personality on YouTube, and for this year, she decided to hold a concert. Her fans couldn’t wait for it to happen and bought their tickets excitedly. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the incredible show they were promised since there weren’t enough seats available for everyone who purchased a ticket. Lots of fans had to stand outside the main building in the heat for hours and had to leave without even a peak of the show and the star. Needless to say, Tana’s fans could have had the time of their lives during that concert, but they were only left with irritation and a wasted ticket.
Mr Beast Helping PewDiePie
We all know that PewDiePie has the largest number of subscribers on YouTube, but when T Series started gaining on PewDiePie’s sub count faster than anyone anticipated, everyone couldn’t believe that the King of YouTube was about to be dethroned. Though T Series was unfazed by this whole uproar, someone took the initiative to help PewDiePie gain more subs. What started as a ridiculous meme soon became an internet sensation. The entire YouTube community came together to subscribe to the King of YouTube. He’s now leading T Series by a huge margin and it will probably remain that way for quite some time.
Funny or just plain sad? We’ll let you be the judge of that, but YouTube themselves took the whole incident in a light way, so we hope you do, too! If you didn’t know already, YouTube releases a video called “YouTube Rewind” at the end of every year to include the most important and popular videos of the year. See it as a sort of gift to the community as well as a marketing ploy for the company. Their tagline this year was that “everyone controls” YouTube Rewind. This is extremely ironic because it felt like the community had almost no say in what was shown in the video. Needless to say, the video wasn’t popular and received a lot of criticism. To top it all off, it also became the most disliked video in the history of YouTube!
Logan Paul’s Apology
It’s no secret that Logan messed up big time this year when he videotaped himself in a controversial Japanese forest where unfortunately, suicides tend to take place. What really got to everyone was his apology, which was insensitive to say the least. It was highly disingenuous given the actions he’d undertaken earlier. To top it all off, he came out as a flat-earther as well. He ended the year on a pretty good note, though. The people of YouTube have finally moved on and seem to have forgiven his past mistakes. All’s well that ends well, right?
It has been an eventful year with plenty of content and things to laugh at. Our hope is that 2019 will bring even better content on YouTube for all of us to enjoy! Until then, we hope you all have a nice and lovely holiday season. Here’s to YouTube in 2019!