Celebrities have taken to Twitter to celebrate the axing of ABC's Roseanne revival after the star posted a racist remark about Valerie Jarrett, one of former President Barack Obama's closest advisers.

In the now-deleted tweet, she called Jarrett the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes". She later tweeted that she was "truly sorry for making a bad joke" and was leaving Twitter.

Despite the apology, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey announced the network was cancelling the show: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values".

Many stars - some of whom were among the voices calling for the show to be canned - have supported the network's decision, including Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes and Viola Davis.


Some joked that Fox was likely to pick up the series.

But most thanked Dungey for her swift and decisive action, and her contribution towards a "more inclusive" society.