Last week, two harpies spotted Geoffrey Owens of ‘The Cosby Show’ working at Trader Joes, and they, of course, made a big deal about how ‘far’ he’s fallen. All across social media, outlets and people were for some reason shocked that an actor like Owens would have a regular job like the rest of us regular Joes.
How out of touch can some people be?
Geoffrey spoke with USA Today.
Geoffrey Owens of "The Cosby Show": "No one should feel sorry for me, either from a positive or a negative perspective. I’ve had a great life, I've had a great career, and I’ve had a career that most actors would die for." https://t.co/voHKeBBk6p
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 4, 2018
From USA Today:
Actor Geoffrey Owens, who once played Bill Cosby’s son-in-law Elvin on “The Cosby Show,” says he is proud to work at Trader Joe’s and is unfazed by what he feels is job-shaming.
“It’s really overwhelming in a good way,” Owens shared with Roberts. “I really want to thank everybody out there: family, friends, Hollywood community and the general public for the incredible support, the amazing support and positivity that they’ve shown for me. It’s quite astounding, it’s very encouraging.”
Owens said he felt the reports about his workplace were in fact attempts at job-shaming.
“I was really devastated, but the period of devastation was so short, because so shortly after that, the responses – my wife and I started to read these responses from literally all over the world of support and so, fortunately, the shame part didn’t last very long,” he said.
So there, haters.
I like this guy, who lives in the real world and has no problem doing a job that is helpful and honorable
— InfoDon (@infooverload) September 4, 2018
People have lost the ability to appreciate a hard day’s work it seems.
— ColeTres (@ColeTres) September 4, 2018
My Nana worked until she was 88-years-old doing ironing and laundry for people. She told me there is no shame in honest work. She was my greatest hero. Geoffrey, you owe no apologies.
— Brian Keith O'Hara (@bkohatl) September 4, 2018
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