Actor Geoffrey Owens, who previously appeared on “The Cosby Show” speaks out after articles from Fox News and other media outlets attempted to “job shame” him for working at Trader Joe’s. Owens says the Fox News article about him was “an attempt to make someone feel small about what they do for a living” but it has “totally backfired”. Owens also says he forgives the woman who originally took a photo of him at his day job.
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Actor Geoffrey Owens: Attempt To Shame Me ‘Totally Backfired’ | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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22 Comments

Ts X · September 8, 2018 at 4:59 am

It was Fox news?

CrimsonTide · September 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

Foxnews would be the one shaming a Black man earning a living.

Jennifer S · September 8, 2018 at 5:24 am

Fine man!

Deborah Watkins · September 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

I wasn't an actor, but had one main job. Because they were lapses in my employment because of cancelled shifts, I had to take on side work in second and sometimes third jobs to make ends meet. There's no shame in that. Every job has integrity and honesty and this man is just doing what he needs to do to take care of his family. I respect him for it and I am glad to hear he still acting as well, but I love Trader Joe's. Nothing wrong with that! Acting often has lapses of unemployment in between and Minnie actors go on unemployment between gigs. Elvin is asking for now handouts and he's working. He's a good man and he still cute.

proto · September 8, 2018 at 5:41 am

this needs to open a twitter.i would follow..

T Meservey · September 8, 2018 at 6:06 am

People are ignorant and shallow. They think being an actor= famous=rich=not really working. They also think the Kardashian lifestyle is an enviable goal.

Rick the Swift · September 8, 2018 at 6:29 am

If he were spotted as a member of SEAL team 6, and someone posted their surprise about that, would that be considered "Job shaming"? Seems like Mr. Owens and others must look down on cashiers and grocery baggers for them to consider the woman's brief post as "shaming".

mm gel · September 8, 2018 at 6:47 am

That one thumbs down persons

quest 77036 · September 8, 2018 at 7:13 am

A good man. Godspeed Mr. Owen's

simon says · September 8, 2018 at 7:42 am

Geoffrey Owens, what a great man, what a role model, what a decent human being you can tell your kids to aspire after and then there is Donald Trump!

ytRbro · September 8, 2018 at 10:26 am

"unintentionally" ??? lol she needs to stop lying that was her intent! to try and shame and humiliate him, she felt she had some "juicy gossip" and wanted to send it around the internet, she was looking forward to her thumbs up and likes as if she had done a "good deed" for "uncovering" this man "dirty secret" but it back fired, he was not trying to hide anything and had no secret! just a man doing what he is suppose to do! try and make ends meet!

Sean Maher · September 8, 2018 at 10:29 am

Geoffrey Owens was on It's Always Sunny. He's very funny, very talented.

gizdonk · September 8, 2018 at 11:08 am

what a load of crap. How is that Fox News article at all shaming him?

Enigma2K99 · September 8, 2018 at 11:13 am

He's got an honest job… what's shameful about that?

Ms. Green · September 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

C'mon Trump has nothing to do with this story!!! That's like the initial exposure of this story..If you want to slam Trump then do it without using this guy and putting him in the line of Trumps furious tweets!! Not cool, man.

Ash Roskell · September 8, 2018 at 11:50 am

Jeez, Fox? . . . WTF is WRONG with you people? ‘Coz having honest work is “shaming” in some way? Fox is for the elites. It’s like Fox WANTS America to hate them?

Sam Malone · September 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Typical of Fox news trying to shame black race.

Wolfgang H · September 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm

This guy would be an enrichment to the entertainment industry. Has charisma and class.

Richard Asshole · September 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm

This is the perfect example of what it means to be American, Owens is and Fox news hosts are not.

D. D. · September 8, 2018 at 1:37 pm

A black man being responsible, has a job and still gets shamed for it. This is Trump's America.

Mary R · September 8, 2018 at 2:23 pm

More of a man than Cosby…

Mary R · September 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm

I’d only employ people that won scholarships.

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