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Youtube Is Considering Removing The ‘Dislike’ Button

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According to YouTube’s Twitter page, the company is now considering removing the ‘dislike’ button altogether. Removing it would supposedly help content creators “feel good” and make sure they receive zero criticism because it’s “bad for their mental health.”

What could go wrong?

If this isn’t the most 2021 development ever, I don’t know what is.

America was already headed this direction with the participation trophies for last place in Little League, so this is just the next step. By 2030, it’ll be a misdemeanor to criticize a politician or even a college professor. This whole post-Donald Trump experience is the softest lifestyle we’ve ever lived and it’s all an exponential climb into fantasy land.

One content creator who will probably love this, though, is Justin Bieber. With tremendous success comes a ton of hate and here’s some proof: His music video for the song “Baby” tallied up over a million dislikes in its first 24 hours on YouTube. THAT could mess with your head a bit, yet it’s still fun.

YouTube says this is an “experiment,” so let’s hope they ditch babying our youth and allow them to get used to being criticized in life. I also have a feeling today’s kids are depressed for other reasons that have nothing to do with YouTube dislikes. Just a hunch.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Would be nice to see everyone’s buttons removed entirely. I think they are stupid and cater towards the whole dopamine trigger people expect when they speak their minds. Refreshing that Outkick doesn’t have a button other than reply and post. If you expect more, you should drink more.

    • Exactly. Plus the down vote button numbers are not displayed as a separate figure. The like button should be done away with altogether on all social media platforms. It’s the simplest way, if not the best, to tone down the hyper-polarization social media creates. Here I wrote out, used some nuance, to approve of your suggestion. Just liking your comment is less clear, and hypocritical to boot.

  2. The pussification of America is advancing at way too fast of a pace. Our military is already going woke, weakening our troops by the day. China, Russia, Iran and North Korea have taken notice and have been openly mocking and threatening us since January 20, 2021.

  3. whatevs…cancelled cable..my wife that voted Biden hates social media with a passion…the Left digs deeper their own proverbial grave.. dont care dont care dont care

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