14 February 2013 7:38 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Saying this is bad timing is an understatement, to say the least. In the wake of news that Oscar Pistorius—the Olympic and Paralympian sprinter known as "Blade Runner"—has been arrested in the murder of his model-girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Dstv, the parent company of South African TV channel M-Net, didn't waste any time pulling Web ads featuring Pistorius plugging its broadcast of next week's Oscars ceremony. According to South African website TV With Thinus, the spots featuring the double-amputee track star had been airing on both M-Net Movies channels as well as online, but the broadcaster quickly decided they weren't appropriate in light of the Valentine's Day tragedy that »

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