We're very sorry that La Toya Jackson's brother died.
But that doesn't mean we think it's okay for her to join the season nine cast of Dancing with the Stars.
According to a report in Us Weekly, "[La Toya is] in serious discussions to join the show," as sources claim there's an offer from ABC on the table.
Her rep says: "She's a big fan of the show, and being from a musical family, it would be a good fit."
No, it really wouldn't be. It would be an exploitive decision by ABC and a somewhat galling one by Jackson. She'd be milking the public's sympathy over Michael's death and trying to turn it into votes.
Perhaps La Toya would be better served by keeping a close eye on her brother's kids, instead of spending six hours a day learning the Paso Doble.