A customer took snapshots of former Cosby show actor, Geoffrey Owens, bagging groceries at Trader Joes.
The pictures were published by the Daily Mail and Fox News, leading to accusations of "job-shaming". Actors and celebrities rushed to defend the actor, which Owens told ABC was "really overwhelming, in a good way".
Filmmaker Tyler Perry tweeted a job offer to him after the interview aired. "I feel like I'm more of a celebrity now then I've ever been. I'm more of a celebrity now then when I was actually a celebrity," Owens told Good Morning America on Tuesday.
#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