YouTube is perhaps one of the most popular websites there is aside from Facebook and Google. The video streaming service allows users to watch user-created content from all parts of the globe and from various genres. The streaming service has propelled a few careers online and with the nearly countless videos uploaded on the website already, it’s safe to say that it’s a library of both emotions and entertainment.
For years, people have used YouTube in a variety of ways which include educational, entertainment and musical purposes. With the countless videos uploaded on the website, users have a lot to choose and watch depending on their mood.
We’ve all laughed out loud at the crazy antics of PewDiePie’s videos. We’ve also danced our hearts out to various Vevo channels. Some YouTube videos, however, are there just to piss us off. Be it on purpose or unintentional, some YouTube videos just manage to get under our skin. Here are the 15 viral YouTube videos that pissed off the world.
15 Gangnam Style - PSY
Back in 2012, the entire world got to know K-Pop a whole lot better when PSY broke through charts with this worldwide phenomenon, "Gangnam Style". The very popular video isn’t without its haters though as very many have been pissed off with the crazy antics of this K-Pop music video.
PSY’s "Gangnam Style" is on top of a few things on YouTube. It’s the most liked video on the website and it’s the most viewed video as well. Aside from this, "Gangnam Style" is also at the top of the list of the most disliked videos on YouTube. PSY’s not impressing anyone obviously and the hate for the video might be attributed to the crazy antics in it or the all too popular dance craze. People are split between hating or loving "Gangnam Style" but since there are so many people who’ve watched the video, those who hate it probably reach hundreds of thousands.
14 Crazy Frog - Axel F
No other animated animal has managed to piss off so many people than Crazy Frog. The then iconic character is the undisputed star of his own video aptly named Crazy Frog. The club song is very upbeat and jolly but the overall emotion we feel after watching it is nothing by annoyed.
The song by Axel F has been around for quite a while and once it appeared on YouTube, the world got annoyed with the amphibian yet again. The annoyance with Crazy Frog might be attributed to the fact that nearly everyone we know had that song as their ringtone. It was basically everywhere and there was no escaping from the song and seeing it on YouTube just triggered so much more hate in each of us.
13 GOD IS SO GOOD
A really powerful earthquake struck Japan back in 2011. The ensuing tsunami afterward caused even more significant damage. Lives were lost and properties were seemingly reduced to rubble. While the whole world stood with Japan to mourn the tragedy, a Floridian woman decided to do something rather controversial video.
In a quickly viral YouTube video titled "GOD IS SO GOOD", Pamela Foreman, better known as tamtampamela on YouTube thanked God for what happened to Japan. Basically, Pamela was praising God for the death and destruction that happened in Japan. No one knows whether or no Pamela was a troll but one thing’s for certain, people got pissed big time.
12 Baby - Justin Bieber
Back in 2010, only one song was on the mind of people; be it by willingly or unwillingly. From out of Usher’s wing comes a new up and comer who easily stolen the hearts of thousands of teenage girls all over the world. That star is, of course, Justin Bieber. His breakthrough song "Baby" was loved by many but there are those who just couldn’t take the song.
It was either you loved or hated "Baby" by Justin Bieber. One thing’s for certain though, the song is pretty catchy. Maybe that’s one reason why it’s one of those YouTube videos that people can’t help but get annoyed by. Honestly speaking, aside from teenage girls, not many liked the bratty personality and high-pitched voice of the Canadian singer. It’s a pop classic but let’s face it, it’s one of those must avoid videos on YouTube.
11 Annoying Orange
The name itself suggests that "The Annoying Orange" channel is not for the short-fused. The innocent setup of the channel is rather simple. It’s basically just a bunch of fruits, including an orange with faces animated into them. What makes the videos from the channel more annoying is the high pitched voice of the fruits.
When it first went viral in 2009, The Annoying Orange garnered both fans and haters from the YouTube community. With the main purpose of the video being simply to annoy, it’s no surprise that people are easily angered by it. As of 2010, the group behind the video has created their own channel based on the fruits. Regardless of how annoying the channel has become, the orange annoyingly saying “hey, Apple” is still fresh in our minds.
10 Death To All Jews - PewDiePie
Being one of the biggest social media personalities there is, one would think that Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, would be very careful with what he uploads on YouTube. The star has been showcasing his rather unconventional humor throughout the years but his most offensive joke has to be the now deleted anti-Semitic video.
Earlier this year, PewDiePie got dropped by Disney after several of his videos caused an outrage online. The videos included a few Nazi jokes that were obviously too much to bear. It included people dancing while holding up a sign which says “death to all Jews".
In another clip, PewDiePie hired a Jesus impersonator to say that Hitler did nothing wrong. PewDiePie has apologized for his brash actions but we can’t forget how much his videos pissed us off.
9 Any Rickroll Videos
Rick Astley was a prominent force in the music industry back in the late 80s. The superstar has produced some of the catchiest songs ever made and some of them are still pretty darn popular to this date. One of his most popular creations is "Never Gonna Give You Up" and this song has trolled so many viewers already.
The term Rickrolling is basically a prank that involves people getting diverted to Rick Astley’s "Never Gonna Give You Up" without notice. It’s an instant shift from what you may have been expecting. The prank has been around since 2007 and to this date, people are still doing it. YouTube is literally filled with millions of Rickroll videos and we’re sure that almost everyone has been a victim of it already. While it’s a harmless prank, it still manages to piss off everyone.
8 Leave Britney Alone
From a being America’s sweetheart to a fallen star and finally, to a superstar yet again, Britney Spears has sure been through a lot. She has fans from all parts of the globe and their devotion to the pop icon is solid. One fan, however, took it to the next level.
Back in 2007, one of Britney’s biggest fanboys, Chris Crocker used YouTube to express his anguish over those attacking her idol. In a video aptly called, Leave Britney Alone, the fangirl cried and bawled his eyes out for the sake of Britney. People got pissed off at the video simply because Chris Crocker was annoying and that the video itself was rather unnecessary. A least he managed to cement his place as a future Britney Spears fan club president.
7 Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare Trailer
The acclaimed Call of Duty series is one of the pioneers in competitive shooters today but the series has been on the receiving end of criticism in the past few years. When the 2016 entry, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was revealed, people were more than happy to throw their hate into the game and the developer.
All fans wanted from Activision was a Call of Duty that brought us back to simpler times. Specifically, people wanted a World War 2 or a more modern shooter. What we got instead was a shooter set in a very futuristic world. Thanks to Activision’s massive disregard for the request of fans, the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare reveal trailer became one of the most hated YouTube videos ever made and it certainly pissed off more people than it should have.
6 Deleting My Channel - PewDiePie
Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie is without a doubt one of the most influential and popular YouTubers in history. That doesn’t mean that he hasn’t released a bad video or two though.
Nearing the end of 2016, PewDiePie revealed in one of his videos that he will delete his channel if he manages to get 50 million subscribers. The world took him on the bet and within a few days, PewDiePie did get to the 50 million subscribers. He deleted his channel, but not his main channel though. He deleted a channel that he started back in October 2015. It was a clear case of PewDiePie tricking the world into getting him more subscribers and not many were happy.
5 Friday - Rebecca Black
People associate the word Friday with good things and happy emotions. It is the end of a school and work week and all that’s left to do is rest on the weekend. All that changed when an aspiring singer by the name of Rebecca Black released a song titled "Friday" back in 2011.
When it was released, "Friday" went viral instantly. It went viral for the wrong reasons though. The lyrics were horrible. Case in point, one of the lines were “Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday. Today it is Friday, Friday."
The tune was very annoying. Last but not the least, the video was very poorly made. The catchy song made rounds in forums and meme pages because everyone got annoyed by it. Still, we’ve gotta give a kudos to Rebecca Black for wanting to start her career at such a young age.
4 Most Annoying Song In The World
The title says it all, it’s a viral YouTube video that has annoyed millions already and it keeps on getting flak from the community, but that’s to be expected for a viral YouTube video titled "Most Annoying Song In The World".
The video is basically James Blunt’s "You’re Beautiful". The song itself is an instant classic and it’s one of the most beautiful songs ever made. When the Most Annoying Song In The World released in 2007, it gave us a version of James Blunt’s song that’s very distorted and annoying to hear. Up until now, the song is still on the top charts of one of the most hated videos and we’re very impressed with how the maker of the video managed to piss off so many people.
3 That K-Fee Commercial
Screamers are frequent on YouTube and unless one wants a full dose of a shock, it’s best to be very wary when checking out viral videos. One of the most popular YouTube screamer videos is the K-fee commercial from long ago. We don’t even have to say what that commercial is as millions have probably been victimized and pissed off by it already.
That K-fee commercial starts out pretty simple. There’s a car innocently driving along a road. When trees block the way, the car is nowhere to be seen anymore. Those who are watching the video for the first time were probably very curious as to where the car was and waited patiently for it. That’s when the screamer pops out.
Though that K-fee commercial has had many victims already, we’re sure that not many fall victim for the prank anymore. Still, it pissed off countless people worldwide.
2 Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer
Back in 2016, the Ghostbusters franchise was seemingly rebooted with an all-female cast featuring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Those who grew up with the original Ghostbusters weren’t very happy with the reboot and it showed by how much flak the trailer got.
It was misogyny at its worst and people from all parts of the globe took to the trailer’s comments section to express their disbelief at what the reboot really is. The all-female cast pissed off a lot of people and it wasn’t a happy sight. A majority of those who got pissed was the old school Ghostbusters fans who grew up with the original cast of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. The film itself was a flop but to be honest, the trailer didn’t deserve that much hate.
Whenever the election comes, the potential candidates go to extreme lengths just to promote themselves to the general public. In the 2012 US presidential elections, the Texas governor and Republican Representative Rick Perry might’ve gone too radical with his ad that caused an outrage across the US.
With the ad called Strong, Rick Perry somewhat revealed his backward views that aren’t fitting and up to today’s social standards. The ad was heavily criticized for the intolerant messages about homosexuals serving in the US military. The ad also pushed for teaching religion in schools. The hate with the video was too much for Perry’s party too handle. So much so, they had to disable the comments section because of the barrage of criticism from the community.