"Good honest work is nothing to be ashamed of". The "Cosby Show" actor was getting dragged online after being spotted working at Trader Joe's.
- terrycrews (@terrycrews) September 2, 2018I had been a working actor for years.
It's been a cool 26 years since The Cosby Show stopped filming.
Geoffrey Owens may be one of the first people to go viral for simply having a job. And when there wasn't work in his field he took other jobs, including bagging groceries, that kept his schedule free so he could go on auditions and keep looking for work. "I do improv and songwrite to maintain my sanity", Nate shared with his Twitter followers. 'Actors so very rarely have job security or consistent work, quality healthcare, a reasonable retirement.
Which is by no means a diss at cashier work.
Richert also called fame "a necessary evil" because it comes with "the loss of anonymity, which can be uplifting when it brings someone joy, and hard when mean people decide to be mean". This guy doesn't just play characters. The photos showed Owens at a register scanning items at a New Jersey Trader Joe's complete with a "Geoffrey" name tag, but he no longer works there.
After the NFL, Terry Crews swept floors and said he'd do it again. Nearly instantly, the story went viral and several Hollywood notables and fans alike came to Owens' aid, supporting him and his lifestyle of maintaining honest work.
He added: "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".
Owens continued: "There is no job that's better than another job". "It might pay better, it might have better benefits, it might look better on a résumé, but actually it's not better". But 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.
Filmmaker Tyler Perry tweeted a job offer to him after the interview aired. Owens revealed that he has quit his job at Trader Joe's over the unwanted attention, but the company said he's welcome back anytime.
Regardless of where he ends up - whether he stays at Trader Joe's or finds new opportunities in Hollywood - Owens said he doesn't want anyone to feel bad for him or pity him because he's "had a great life" and "a great career".