Former "The Cosby Show" Star Geoffrey Owens Returns To TV After Viral Job-Shaming

Geoffery Owens was thrust into the highlight when a New Jersey lady revealed that the previous “The Cosby Show” actor was working at a neighborhood Trader Joe’s grocery retailer. Owens quickly turned the subject of a global debate concerning job-shaming, and the lesser mentioned truths about working within the leisure business. 

After a photograph of Owens bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s went viral, he turned topic to a substantial amount of criticism. The actor selected to talk overtly about his experiences. “There’s no job that’s higher than one other. They may pay higher, have higher advantages, however really, it isn’t higher,” he mentioned throughout an look on Good Morning America. Owens was subsequently provided work by Tyler Perry who expressed his assist of the actor and his efforts early on. Perry recalled a interval in his life the place he was, “sleeping in [his] automobile, struggling, questioning how [he] was going to pay the payments,” he advised Good Morning America. “To get this place, simply to have seen either side of this, has been actually unbelievable. And that is why I really feel like … I am the man for the underdog, he continued. 

Tyler Perry stayed true to his phrase and crafted a personality for Owens on his OWN community tv present, The Haves and the Have Nots. Owen’s describes the chance as “unbelievable.” “Maybe that is the trigger that is really going to bridge the divide in our nation,” he shares. “Maybe that is it. This is the best way that we come collectively.”