When 'The Cosby Show' was pulled from syndication because of Bill Cosby's sex scandals, other actors from the show were also affected... They lost their royalty checks.
"At the time that the show was pulled, that did make a difference in our income," Geoffrey Owens told People. "That was one of the elements that led to my getting to the place where I said to myself, ''I have to do something'' and I was thinking, ''What can I do?'' and the answer ended up being Trader Joe's, which is actually a wonderful situation for me in many ways. But I got to the point, I just had to do something to support myself and my family.'
As we all know, the internet can be a mean place sometimes. And they weren't very nice to Owens.
"From the time that I heard that the article might be done to the time it came out, I tried to envision the worse case scenario just to prepare myself and then it was just a little bit worse. If that was possible. They went out of their way to find the very worst picture of me, in the worst shirt and the worst posture. The words they used to describe me were so demeaning. It hurt," Owens said.
Unfortunately due to the massive media coverage of his part-time job, he had to quit Trader Joe's.
But Owens says the original plan to shame him for his normal day-job has "totally backfired," lining up more opportunities for the actor than he's seen in awhile...
Amazing things are happening for former "Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens. pic.twitter.com/sb50skl3qP— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) September 6, 2018
He's since been offered (and accepted,) a job on Tyler Perry's popular show, 'Have and Have Nots'.
#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
Owens later spoke to MSNBC and explained why he forgives the people that originally made fun of him:
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