Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Kate Middleton

In a beautiful written piece for the New York Times, Trevor Noah paints a picture of his childhood with his mother

M-Net pulls Oscar ads off air

2013-02-14 13:25
Cape Town - M-Net's recent advert featuring Oscar Pistorius is being taken off air, reports Times Live.

The 26-year-old athlete is featured in a television commercial advertising the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) on the pay-TV's M-Net Movies channel.

M-Net spokesperson Lani Lombard confirmed to Times Live that the advert would be pulled immediately.

"Out of respect and sympathy to the bereaved, M-Net will be pulling its entire Oscar campaign featuring Oscar Pistorius with immediate effect," she said.

The campaign also includes billboards and promotional material.

Pistorius will appear in court on Thursday afternoon on murder charges after reportedly fatally shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after mistaking her for an intruder at his home on Thursday morning.

The advert featured Pistorius as a life-sized "Oscar" alongside would-be advertising execs, played by two local comedians.

The Oscar campaign has been running on M-Net since January, and would have presumably run until 24 February when the Academy Awards are set to take place. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

It seems like you can find love on the bachelor after all. Read More »

AMC's The Walking Dead returned for another season with an episode likely to become the series' most-watched ever Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.