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Sherri Shepherd may be in some hot water today after dealing with all the rumors alleging she took dance lessons from a Chmerkovskiy before the Dancing With the Stars Season 14 cast announcement — but she has a positive message to deliver as well.

In this clip from ABC, Sherri sits beside her partner Val Chmerkovskiy, who she really wants to see shirtless, and explains who she’s doing the reality competition for, and why.

She speaks into the camera as if she were speaking directly to her son, 6-year-old son Jeffrey: “By Mommy doing this, no matter what anybody says, if you put your mind to it you can do it. So I’m doing this for my baby, I’m doing this for working mothers. If it scares you, go and do it.”

Sherri’s son’s health has been fragile ever since he was born prematurely in 2005 — a topic she has discussed at length on The View.

Season 13 contestant Nancy Grace often said something similar, that she wanted to show women that it was possible to have children, a job, and still go after what you want. We’re pretty sure that what Sherri wants don’t include nip slips on national television, so here’s to Sherri carrying on the message without an R rating.

Well, we’re not Jeffrey or a working mom at the moment, but we are definitely rooting for you, Sherri!

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Dancing With the Stars Season 14 premieres Monday, March 19 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.

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Credit: ABC Photo: Sherri Shepherd Is Doing DWTS For Her Son, Working Moms (VIDEO)