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In the US, the ABC network has cancelled the re-boot of the sitcom Roseanne.

It's after the show's star Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett - a former advisor to Barack Obama.

In the tweet, she suggested Ms Jarrett was a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes" - writing: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

 Barr issued an apology.

Her co-star Sara Gilbert's called the comments 'abhorrent', and said they don't reflect the beliefs of anyone else involved in the show.

Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, said in a brief statement: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show".

While Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney, said in a tweet there was "only one thing to do."

Additional reporting: Jack Quann


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