Former Cosby star Geoffrey Owens was spotted bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s and he was shamed for it. But his shame is about to turn to fame again as stars have rallied around him to declare support for him and movie director Tyler Perry has now offered him a spot in his next movie.
Geoffrey, who starred as Elvin in the Cosby show, was seen working the register and bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s, Clifton, New Jersey, where he gets paid around $11 per hour. The customer who he attended to took his photo and shared online and he was job-shamed.
Announcing the news via Twitter, Perry wrote:
#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.
Tyler Perry offers Geoffrey Owens a spot on his show after the former Cosby star was shamed for working in a store