A WANDERERS vlogger has shot to global attention after posting an online video tackling the issue of mental illness and suicide.

Teenage Whites fan Theo Ogden was responding to a clip uploaded by controversial YouTube star Logan Paul, which appeared to show the body of a suicide victim in Japan.

The video provoked widespread condemnation and 16-year-old Theo — a well-known face around Horwich on match-days — has grabbed the attention of the online community with his reaction.

The video was viewed more than 100,000 times within an hour of it being posted on his YouTube channel.

However, a more recent YouTube video posted by Theo now claims that is has since been removed.

The issue of mental illness was particularly important to the A-level student, as a family friend recently took his own life.

He also witnessed a man being talked down from a bridge, after watching Wanderers play Sunderland earlier this season.

Theo said: “I was angry when I watched the Logan Paul video. He used the suicide of an unknown Japanese man for his own personal gain, instead of putting down his camera and showing some respect for the deceased.

“Logan Paul has millions of young fans and he uploaded a graphic video for their enjoyment. Even worse, he waved a camera in the face of the dead body and laughed with his friends about the situation. I found this sickening.”

The lifelong Whites fan, who lives in London but goes to more than 20 games a season with his Bolton-mad family, had originally intended to post a vlog about Wanderers' striker Gary Madine.

But he says that once he had seen Paul's 'horrible video' he felt compelled to respond.

He added: "YouTubers like Logan and I have a real responsibility to the people who watch our videos. We should never abuse this responsibility for personal profit.

“Mental illness, depression and suicide are issues that we often feel uncomfortable talking about. However, they affect many young people in this country. I put links in my vlog to two charities, the Samaritans and Childline.

"If anyone has mental health issues then they must talk to someone like a family member, friend, doctor, teacher or charity worker. There is someone out there who will listen and help. Several of my subscribers have opened up to me about their issues in recent times. This is another reason why I had to make the vlog.”

The Ogden family, who are all committed Whites' supporters, left the North West for London eight years ago.

But Theo still rarely leaves home without donning his Bolton hat, scarf or replica shirt, and is a proud member of the London Bolton Wanderers Supporters Club.

He originally set up his YouTube channel to share amateur gaming videos with friends, but soon widened the scope of his content.

After signing up with the Brave Bison agency in 2016 he now boasts nearly 40,000 subscribers. His channel has also landed him acting auditions with Warner Brothers and the Hampstead Theatre.

A familiar name to Wanderers fans — particularly younger ones — he is stopped on the streets of Horwich and London for a football-related chat on a daily basis.

His father Stephen praised his son for taking on such a sensitive subject in such a thought-provoking manner.

He said: “My wife Marina and I are hugely proud of Theo for speaking out on this tricky subject. YouTube and social media can be a platform for bad, as demonstrated by Logan Paul, or a platform for good, as shown by Theo.”

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