“Cosby Show” Actor Ridiculed for Working at Trader Joe’s
This is where minding someone else’s business goes wrong! Fox News spoke with a Clifton, NJ shopper who spotted ex-“Cosby Show” actor Geoffrey Owens working as a cashier at a local Trader Joe’s store.
Geoffrey, 57, starred as Elvin Tibideaux for eight seasons, from 1984 to 1992. The shopper told Fox:
“I was just in Trader Joe’s and I said to my wife, I said, ‘Wait a minute, that’s the guy from ‘The Cosby Show.’”
“I pulled up a site on the Internet to look at a picture of him and said, ‘That is him.’ I have never seen him at Trader Joe’s before. I was getting a bunch of groceries and he wasn’t really looking at anybody, but he said, ‘Have a nice day.'”
Many of Geoffrey’s fellow actors came to his defense, saying that getting steady acting work is no easy feat, and that holding down a 9-5 is honorable. “Everybody Hates Chris” actor Terry Crews tweeted about his own experience working in Corporate America. He said:
“I swept floors AFTER the
@NFL . If need be, I’d do it again. Good honest work is nothing to be ashamed of.”
Veteran actor/singer Jason Weaver said that Geoffrey should have no shame in his job.
In the spirit of LABOR DAY.. I wanna salute fellow actor and hard working American, Mr. Geoffrey Owens. Unfortunately, we live in the kind of society nowadays to where people have a tendency to downplay the contributions of the every day, hard working individuals that have regular nine to five jobs, but nonetheless help to keep this country moving forward due to the hard work that they contribute and put in at those jobs EVERY DAY. I’ll say this to anybody out there that thinks that mocking a MAN that’s taking care of himself and his family is something that should be made fun of or laughed at.. There’s NO SHAME whatsoever in doing what you have to do as a MAN/WOMAN to put food on the table for you and your family. What’s shameful to me is a man/woman that’s become complacent, lazy and refuses to get up and do what he/she has to do for his/her family. Honestly, who cares if Geoffrey is currently working at Trader Joe’s! That's nothing to be ashamed of. ????? At least he’s not out here committing crimes, hurting people and cutting corners like a significant percentage of Americans have a tendency to do instead of working a nine to five. That said, I salute/respect any and everybody out there that works hard everyday to support themselves and their families. So, Geoffrey, if you just so happen to come across this post and read this.. You keep doing YOU, brother. Fuck the haters! I respect you and salute you, man! God bless you! And God bless ALL of America’s work force!! Oh, and btw… Somebody should bless this guy with a role in some new film/Tv show.. He’s actually a really good actor and I enjoy his work. Just sayin.. ?????? Anyway.. Happy Labor Day, y'all! Enjoy your day! ??? #LaborDay #GeoffreyOwens
“Bad Girls Club” alum Tanisha Thomas called the Fox story “distasteful”.
I am so happy that despite the distasteful and unnecessary headline via #foxnews folks with a brain are in full support of #geoffreyOwens as they should be?? Since when did it become a joke to make an honest living?!…social media got A lot of folks fooled about the real world and how this s*it works?? The world of entertainment is different as it offers very limited opportunities at various times. And sometimes in the meantime you have to hustle in many different ways to reach your goals. I’ve been there myself and although I’m blessed to work for myself now, you better believe as a Mother I’d do whatever I have to do to provide for myself and my family! It’s called #Priorities my love yes some of us still have those….????? Ladies and Gents this is the definition of a REAL Boss! Someone who doesn’t make excuses, or feels a sense of entitlement or will let pride get in the way of what is necessary. My motto is and always has been “By Any Means Necessary”!… #Period I salute this man and everyone out here making an honest living doing exactly what you have to do! You’re #TheRealMVPS ?#HappyLaborday
Fellow actress Karen Murray updated us, revealing Geoffrey Owens is still in the arts community. She tweeted:
“He also teaches Shakespeare and was on Broadway a few years ago. He’s a class act working actor/teacher.”
He also teaches Shakespeare and was on Broadway a few years ago. He’s a class act working actor/teacher.
— Karen Murray (@karenmurray_) September 1, 2018
We support your honest living, Geoffrey – especially on Labor Day!
Written by Miata Shanay