'Abuser' Phil Mitchell

Viewers of BBC EastEnders label Phil Mitchell as an "abuser" and claim that the programme "justifies his acts by making him a hero. 

Fans of EastEnders are criticising the programme for defending Phil Mitchell's conduct  

– And labelling him an "abuser." Since 1990, Steve McFadden has played the infamous Walford criminal.

– Phil has been a part of nearly every crime in the Square during his time on EastEnders. 

– His father had been abusing him since he was a young child, and the torture only halted when he hit back.

– Phil has a difficult beginning in Walford, which includes killing a homeless man inadvertently in a fire and slipping into alcoholism.

– Eventually, Phil turns to crime. He and his brother participated in an armed robbery.