The suggestion worked, as fan Ashley Honsinger subsequently started a petition and posted links to it on Gibson's personal website.
"This is an online petition to have Ms. Deborah Gibson cast on DANCING WITH THE STARS," reads the petition. "We all know that she would be an AMAZING contestant so let's get her on there! Show your support and get everyone you know to sign!"
While Gibson subsequently acknowledged she was "half joking" about the petition, she's also apparently intrigued by the idea of competing on Dancing with the Stars if she can muster the support.
"Let's get crrrazy [numbers] of peeps to sign and then I'll make them aware : )" wrote Gibson in a Thursday posting on her Twitter page. "Now w/ more exposure, who knows?!?"
In addition, Gibson also competed with four-time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning on Fox's Skating with Celebrities reality series in 2006. They were the third pair eliminated.
(Photo credit ABC)
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