Geoffrey Owens, who played Elvin, on The Cosby Show, was recently pictured working behind the counter at a Trader Joe's as a cashier and the picture went viral!
Many people were making fun of him, and wondering what happened to him to have to get a job at a grocery store, but he has recently come out and responded to the fact that he is being job shamed. In an interview with Good Morning America he pointed out that, "There's no job better than another!"
Since the interview there have been an out pouring of support for Owens, from Hollywood. With actors and directors from Tyler Perry, Judd Apatow, and many more giving their praise and even asking him to come to set and work!
It looks like”Cosby Show” alum #GeoffreyOwens may have a few doors open to him in the entertainment business. The actor was recently spotted bagging groceries at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey. The couple who spotted him posted the photo on the internet and it was picked up by Fox News and the Daily Mail. Since then he has gotten support from fellows actors and others in the entertainment industry . The sad case of “job shaming,” even caught the attention of Atlanta entertainment executive and actor Tyler Perry, who reached out to Owens on Twitter! Swipe to see the tweet!
Geoffrey Owens taking this Fox report with stride, praising where he works and noting, "Every job is worthwhile." Keep up the good spirit, good sir. :)— Robert “The DCD" Workman (@thedcd) September 4, 2018
An act of kindness. Twenty-two years ago while I was in college, #GeoffreyOwens and his wife found out that I didn't have enough food to eat. I hardly knew them. They bought me bags of groceries and hugged me as I cried - shocked by their kindness. A hero stands tall anywhere. pic.twitter.com/A14ywAPFo3— ForestGuider (@ForestGuider) September 3, 2018
So, 26 years after one TV job, this guy looks differently (shock) and is earning an honest living at a Trader Joe’s. The people taking his picture and passing judgment are trash. https://t.co/OUbOORk6jW— Justine Bateman (@JustineBateman) September 1, 2018
Check out his full interview below!
FULL INTERVIEW: @GMA EXCLUSIVE -- "There's no job better than another...every job is worthwhile..." Actor Geoffrey Owens speaks out, responding to job shaming and backlash after a photo of him working at a grocery store was posted online: https://t.co/0wZJnpowI9 pic.twitter.com/aNiG5fV2yf— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 4, 2018