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Pistorius ‘bullet in the chamber’ ad pulled from his website

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An image calling Olympian Oscar Pistorius “the bullet in the chamber” has been pulled off his website in the wake of a fatal shooting at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. The double-amputee athlete was charged with murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp early Thursday morning.

The image was part of a Nike ad campaign, and another image remains up on the runner’s site. It says of Pistorius’ body: “This is my weapon. This is how I fight.” Pistorius was also featured in a televised “My body is my weapon” ad.

Pistorius’ previous Tweets and interviews went under scrutiny in the wake of the murder charge. Deadspin mentioned a 2012 New York Times article that quoted Pistorius as saying he would go to a shooting range “sometimes when I can’t sleep.” He had previously Tweeted an image of himself at an Italian shooting range, boasting: “Had a 96% headshot over 300m from 50shots! Bam!”

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Peter Hockaday

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