As Twitchy told you, last week, former “Cosby Show” actor Geoffrey Owens was viciously shamed after being spotted working at Trader Joe’s. Or, rather, trolls attempted to shame him. Owens refused to let them win, telling GMA’s Robin Roberts:
“This business of my being this ‘Cosby’ guy who got shamed for working at Trader Joe’s, that’s going to pass. … But I hope what doesn’t pass is this idea … this rethinking about what it means to work, the honor of the working person and the dignity of work,” he said. “And, I hope that this period that we’re in now, where we have a heightened sensitivity about that and a re-evaluation of what it means to work, and a re-evaluation of the idea that some jobs are better than others, because that’s actually not true.
“There is no job that’s better than another job,” he continued. “It might pay better, it might have better benefits, it might look better on a resume and on paper, but actually it’s not better. Every job is worthwhile and valuable, and if we have a kind of a rethinking about that because of what’s happened to me, that would be great. But 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.”
Mike Rowe, who knows a little something about the value of an honest day’s work, was understandably impressed by Owens’ deft handling of the situation, and today, he gave Owens major props:
Dear #GeoffOwens , Mike Rowe here, Dirty Jobs, etc. Saw the #drama over the weekend. Read the articles. Watched the interviews. Not sure if you know anything about my foundation, but I run a #workethic scholarship program called @mikeroweWORKS. #read more https://t.co/ODgTuHXPNp pic.twitter.com/8JKb9coZGp
— The Real Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) September 4, 2018
Here’s Rowe’s full message to Owens:
I was hoping he'd chime in on this. https://t.co/fGFE2irvFS
— Neva (@pipandbaby) September 4, 2018
And we’re so glad he did.
All honest work is honorable work!
— CyssieB (@CyssieB) September 4, 2018
Gah. Mike Rowe you are the best there is. ??
— Mackenzie Baily (@macbaily) September 4, 2018
Good Job Mike! Still plugging away for the American worker.
— Elizabeth Lauterhahn (@eakwhite) September 4, 2018
Yet another reason why I ❤❤❤ Mike Rowe?
— Stephanie Walden (@bluejeane) September 4, 2018
Oh man, the confluence of great people in that post bodes well for humanity.
— Joseph Ryan (@jmotivator) September 4, 2018
We sincerely hope so.