Time and time, again it has been proven that no one has more avid fans than teen superstar Justin Bieber. Yet, again the singer is causing a Twitter storm as his nearly 11 million followers rally amidst rumors that his “Baby” music video is in danger of deletion from YouTube because of the massive amounts of dislikes.
So, is the pop star’s famous song going to be wiped from YouTube? Well, not quite.
With over 1.5 million dislikes versus just over 750,000 likes, the videos massive popularity is proving a disservice to the video that is in danger of falling prey to YouTube’s algorithms that determine whether or not to keep a video based on reception. Typically, Bieber’s video would have been trashed… if it was just a regular person’s submission.
However, since the video is an official release of Bieber’s record label and not just a submission from a random YouTube user, the record label has to consent to its deletion. which, due to its overwhelming popularity, is doubtful.
Fans have taken to both Twitter and YouTube amid the gossip begging/threatening YouTube from deleting the video to Bieber’s biggest hit. Fans started the hashtag #dontdeletebaby and the Top Trend “Dear YouTube” in protest.
Fans are promising to boycott YouTube or even physically assault people who work there. Others, probably the ones who disliked the video in the first place are hailing for its deletion.
The video is the most disliked on YouTube, it was second to Rebecca Black’s “Friday” which was removed due to copyright issues in June then re-uploaded onto Black’s VeVo page. YouTube probablyhas no real intention of taking down the video which has accumulated over half a billion views, and the backlash towards the channel is most likely misguided hormones on the part of young fans.
What do you think? Will YouTube try and remove “Baby” for being too disliked?