Onetime Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens is speaking out after being job-shamed over the weekend for working at a Trader Joe's.
Owens was recognized working the register at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey and someone shared a photo of him on social media, which was then picked up by The Daily Mail and FOX News. Today (Tuesday), Owens appeared on Good Morning America and said he felt the photo was being used to job-shame him.
Owens admitted that he did not react well at first, but then he received an outpouring of support. Wearing his Trader Joe's name tag, he told Robin 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, who played Bill Cosby's son-in-law Elvin on The Cosby Show, says he's been acting, directing and teaching for the past 30 years, and has been working at Trader Joe's to make ends meet. He added, "No one has to feel sorry for me, I'm doing fine." (TMZ)