When a photo of a former "The Cosby Show" actor was seen working at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey, people went berserk.
The pic first emerged on social media, in which many are saying it should of never been shared. The actor is Geoffrey Owens who played "Elvin," the doctor husband of Sondra Huxtable, one of Bill Cosby's daughters on the long-running 80s sitcom.
Now the Yale graduate has a job at a Trader Joe's in Clifton, New Jersey. A shopper snapped a quick pic of Owens and sent it to The Daily Mail, which quoted the shopper saying, "Wow, all those years of doing the show and you ended up as a cashier."
Owens offered his perspective and addressed the public outcry on "Good Morning America." From there, Tyler Perry took to Twitter with a job offer:
#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 (@tylerperry) September 4, 2018
On "Good Morning America," Owens explained that he wanted a job that had flexibility just in case auditions or other tasks came up. He never wanted attention or even advertised it not because he was ashamed of it, but because he didn't want the acting community to think he wasn't pursuing acting anymore.
Needless to say, the citizens of Clifton created the controversy.
Many of them are ashamed for Owens, while others are saying it's something to be proud of.