14 February 2013 1:40 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Joaquin Phoenix's waterlogged PETA ad may not have washed over too well with ABC.  The animal-rights advocacy group is claiming that the network has banned the provocative spot—which aims to promote veganism by depicting a fish's last dying moments—from airing during the Oscar telecast on Feb. 24 due to its "political" and "controversial" nature. In the ad, The Master star can be seen submerged in water when he slowly begins to lose air. As he flails, an ominous voice-over by the actor intones: "In water, humans drown just as fish suffocate on land. It's slow and painful and frightening. And we do it to more than one trillion fish every »

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