'Cosby' actor Geoffrey Owens on being job-shamed

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'Cosby' actor Geoffrey Owens on being job-shamed

Geoffrey Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985 to 1992, speaks out after being job-shamed online and blames news organizations for taking advantage of seeing the exalted fallen.

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Will Moffett 29 days ago
No job is better than any other. Don Lemon ladies and gentlemen
John Leicester 30 days ago
The great millionaires and the stars, for example. Andrew Carnegie, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger has worked in small jobs at one time, that does not make you ashamed, better to live quietly without debts, without borrowing
Ragz Rocco 1 month ago
Any kind of pay is better then no pay, no shame in feeding your family
Ragz Rocco 1 month ago
Cole from martin is selling cars now and like he said, no shame in feeding your family
bing crosby 1 month ago
Who the fuck cares, he sucks as a actor
Chakka Boola 1 month ago
American society has ruined and poisened social life forever
MARSBLACKMON1991 2 months ago
I can picture this on KEY and PEELE
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
😇✌️
TempeSoldier123 2 months ago
Rahman Beautiful you got too much time on your hands. How many times you gonna post here?
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
Whether legal or illegal get your got damn money
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
People do what the fuck they have to do to survive
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
Other things also
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
Flashlight cop I see you looking ass
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
Flip a burger
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
Me personally I ain't never been to good to anything
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
Quality by association damn
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
They did this to this nigga because of his association with Bill Cosby
Rahman Beautiful 2 months ago
I've been job shamed my whole life
DJ daughter 2 months ago
He still look great.But why is thia news let this man do what he do.smh
Episode CJSII 3 months ago
Supporting family is nothing to be ashamed of. Salute!
sharon L 3 months ago
Whatever 🤣 he still one of my favorite!! No Luminati no hand outs 🖤💕
Rain Day Days 3 months ago
Very good interview. A good man doing what he needs to do for his family. What love.
Francis Muiruri 3 months ago
This is just normal forget about Kadarshians.
Henry Woods 3 months ago
Trump did it
Russ G 3 months ago
Well, he only played a supporting role; he wasn't a member of the Huxtable [spelling?] family. So it's not like he was an irreplaceable actor. He may have been paid several hundred or a couple of thousand dollars per appearance. His situation isn't like the cast of Friends, Seinfeld, or Big Bang. If you devote your youth to acting or sports and you fall short, you better have something to fall back on. In his case, it's a willingness to work hard. Nothing wrong with that.
laughyo assoff 3 months ago
Some of us with our record couldn't even get a job at a trader Joe's anywhere
Josh G 3 months ago
Props to him. Anybody giving him shit is just an asshole.
P. Candice Goddard 3 months ago
How can anyone shame you if you yourself are not already partially ashamed? Working an honest job is not shameful and I think that adding the term shame to what happened is a deeper insult. It was bullying, ridicule, mockery but that's not the same as shaming someone.
Natasha Paige Cortez 3 months ago
CNN is usually fake news, but this is not fake news. Good for Geoffrey for going out and working a blue collar living.
k corn 3 months ago
Okay.now its time to get Phillip Micheal Thomas a job. Excellent actor who's been overlooked.
Philip Maclaren Jr. 3 months ago
good for him. he is still getting paid from cosby show too. cable channels geared toward black people still carry the cosby show.
SuperN0va 3 months ago
Only a loser tries to shame somebody for earning a paycheck. I guess it's better to sit around overdosing on drugs because you're not a star anymore. He never said he was ashamed, and didn't bring animosity to the interview for someone doing that to him, not to mention he may have children that would also have to deal with what was done. Owens is a real man, through and through.
Real Women Real Stories 3 months ago
Bill Cosby is a rapist and sexual predator. His arrogance and past are catching up to him quickly. He should be in a prison for his actions.
Drunk Anchorman 4 months ago
Hi I'm Al Pacino. I now work at a newspaper stand near Times Square, New York City. But, if anyone of you cockroaches puts me down for that I'll show you my little friend. My little friend is Danny DeVito that works with me at the news stand.
Fuck YouTube 4 months ago
The bigger issue would be if he felt above doing these jobs. The fact he took it and was doing it shows that taking care of his family outweighed his expectations of fame.
Greg Rediker 4 months ago
This guy should be ashamed for being on cnn and talking to dong the lemon.
Everyone On YouTube Is A Liar Except Me 4 months ago
Milk it all it's worth I know that I would.
Wabasher 316 4 months ago
Wisdom from a wise man! Great attitude, good heart.good man.
Mark Mullins 4 months ago
He should have opened the wilderness store
Mark Ladder 4 months ago
Great guy!
hammertime always on top 4 months ago
I love Bill Cosby
Danny Knapp 4 months ago
Perfect!! Give Don Lemon's job to Geoffrey Owens, and let Don Lemon go to Home Depot!! lol. Home Depot blows Don Lemon, get a clue.
Talvae gotta 4 months ago
YOu both Pisces! so is normal for you to thing that I a Pisces too we are very understanding.and fair.not all are unfortunately
Talvae gotta 4 months ago
that's EXACTLY where the FEMINSIm and MEE TOO movent have their root in SHAMING people!.for job or ALLEGED things.when teh court will say then we blame people.and even then! they pay there dues why ashaming them?/ is is a stupid superficial society entitlement is high wait in 10 years when AI will destroy all jobs.will anybody love to have a JOE JOB
Cyber Pleb 4 months ago
How was he shamed exactly, and by who? I haven't seen anyone talk badly about him because of this.
fattymoko 4 months ago
You're only job shamed if you are ashamed of your job. If you have a normal job there's nothing wrong with it. If someone tries to shame you and you are bothered by it, then you need the help, not them. Everyone thinks they're the victim for some damn thing and if there is no real offense, they'll invent one. Job shaming. For Christ sake. Don Lemon chasing another bone. Is this mediocre actor comparing himself to Al Pacino? Oh now I've heard it all. How could anyone even recognize him? He doesn't even look the same. Lemon, the ever condescending slob. Wishing that this actor gets many, many jobs. Why should he? Trader Joes is one of the finest retail stores you could ever hope to work for. And Don, your days to the Home and Garden Department are drawing ever closer, what with CNNs reviews lower than the Home and Garden's channel.
Royce Machado 4 months ago
Well I think he's a better person than Bill Crosby
LAWoman323213 4 months ago
People need to realize that most actors are not rich. Most actors are not wealthy like Clooney, Pitt, or Cruise. Good for him for working! By the way, I love Trader Joe’s. Best customer service. So this speaks to Mr. Owen’s character.
Nina Simone 4 months ago
We love you Geoffrey Owens!!!!!! I sacked groceries and scanned groceries as a Grown Woman. I had to pay my bills and car note, I thank God that I didn't steal or sell drugs.
Sound Therapy 4 months ago
very articulate man. whether your work in the kitchen or at the Whitehouse, do all things to the glory of God.
Welding and stuff 4 months ago
I think this is awesome; so many people think that If you do a certain job; that stepping down will be shameful. I've been in the Welding Industry for over 30yrs, and if you see a Welder become a Welders Helper, he or she will get a shameful look. My goal in life was never to become a Welder, I enjoy seeing people eat and enjoy food. So last year my wife and I had the opportunity to get a food truck built and it is so enjoyable to cook and see others enjoy eating the food, and with doing this, it has motivated others to start living out there dreams.
Trooper Burgess 4 months ago
atleast hes working. that's what real men do. we work and provide for our family.
Zulima Tristancho 4 months ago
I am actress and I have had several jobs in between gigs and to also support my acting career. This is not at all uncommon. This is just the first of a shock for most people, but if they only knew this applied to every actor out there. This man is not the only one. But what a lovely and charming person he is. It will be easy to cast him in anything or for any company to hire him.
Maurice Brooks 4 months ago
I like this guy alot --- but I am disappointed that Bill Cosby didn't help him. (or if he did help him. not enough) I know it's not Cosbys JOB to be helping brothers he used to work with. but maybe Geoffrey didn't ask?
Shane Shrimp 4 months ago
Loved Alvin on that show and hope him the best. Can't wait for Don Lemon to go to work at Home Depot and stop doing fake news !
PhatCrayonz 4 months ago
I believe anyone man who works to support his family is a good man. unless that man is a woman who had sex change. then that is really a tran gendered who worked as a man with vagina. a woman who worked as a man who is a woman in genetic realm is not a man but a mental man in the mind of hers his and mental society of men who are really trans but could be sensitive men or women or neither like a friend who identifies as a midget labrador. oh bummer i cant keep up.
Kyle Taylor 4 months ago
Make a living do what u got to do man.
Til Shiloh 4 months ago
you're alive and healthy bro - no drugs , not homeless , you're god ppl
Court Jenkins 4 months ago
He is very hard working man with integrity, I'm getting my ass back up! He's my motivation
Jean Felissaint 4 months ago
God Sees Everything
Kevin A. 4 months ago
Very humble and not ashamed at all. Very good. Love this guy!
robert lee 4 months ago
A man working honest job and supporting his family is a *hero*
Maniac Bob 4 months ago
Awesome actor, I hope he lands a good steady role on a new sitcom that does well, now with all the job prospects. He's very fluent, so i guess he hasn't lost his acting prowess.
Leo Daniel Gerensse 4 months ago
People are use to actors doing drugs,living poverty, committing suicide after falling off their acting career so when they see an individual working in a normal job trying to feed his family you job shame him, I mean these black ugly ladies should go to hell one looking like a fucking pig 🐷 I mean damn it!!
A Warrior of Christ 4 months ago
You know what Geoffery, you for 26 years after the ending of your role on the Cosby show - consider this: you are still sane, you are not on skid-row, you have not hung yourself or put a bullet in your brain like many other actors and famous people have done so because they could not handle their loss of fame and fortune! For that I give God Praise and you should too; for even the Bible says that if a man does not work than he can't eat 2 Cor 3:10; and if a man does not feed his family and provide for them he is worse than an infidel 1 Tim 5:8, it is God that gives us the power to get wealth Deut 8:18. Godliness with contentment is great gain 1 Tim 6:6; the love of money is the root of all evil 1 Tim 6:10 and finally if you will humble yourself God will exalt you in due time, but if you are proud the Lord will abase you 1 Peter 5:6; Prov 28:25. Case in point the Dump in the WH he is the epitome of all EVIL and PRIDE and he is going down into the depths like a millstone!
Sun Flower 4 months ago
Love his confidence
Karlus LaMark 4 months ago
At least he had an honest job and wasn't too proud to do any job to support his family. God bless him.
Alicia Selby 4 months ago
he is working. not sitting home feeling sorry for himself. taking care of his family. I have more respect for him by doing so. So to all who tried to job-shame him. shame on you, God don't like ugly, and nothing but positive love is coming from it. I pray for you and your families prosperity.
Keith Witcher 3 months ago
What's the big deal about black actor Geoffrey Owens having a grocery store job? I don't know why people think he's supposed to be getting retirement money from The Cosby Show LOL. Geoffrey hasn't done a lot of acting. He said the money from The Cosby Show don't last until he dies LOL. I don't see nothing wrong with actors having a job when they quit doing television and movies. I wouldn't be surprised if Sabrina LeBauf who was Geoffrey's wife Sondra on The Cosby Show has a job. I wouldn't be surprised if Tempestt Bledsoe and Lisa Bonet of The Cosby Show who played Vanessa and Denise have jobs. They haven't been in several television shows and movies. Malcolm Jamal Warner, Raven Symone and Keisha Knight Pulliam are the only kids from The Cosby Show who's had success with acting. The thing I disagree with Geoffrey about is how people don't wanna do some jobs because they think those jobs are beneath them. People have the right to choose what jobs they want. If black people don't wanna work at fast food restaurants, Target, Walmart, grocery stores, factories, warehouses, construction and cleaning jobs. There's nothing wrong with that. Black people wanna have jobs that pay a lot of money. Black people can't take care of themselves with a low job salary. I can understand that. It costs a lot of money to have a apartment, house, car, clothes, shoes and food. Black people aren't gonna find high paying jobs riding the bus or train. Black people need cars to get to high paying jobs in the suburbs where white people live. Geoffrey Owens made me laugh imitating Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show at 1:22 when Bill and Malcolm Jamal Warner came in the house. Bill was looking at Geoffrey like he was crazy LOL. Tempestt Bledsoe and Keisha Knight Pulliam were trying to tell Geoffrey to stop imitating Bill because Bill was behind him LOL.
Jettie 4 months ago
Man got to do what a man got to do. I respect him.
Nick 4 months ago
Hey Geoffrey, feel free to stop by any time here in Clifton. We are minutes away-Popular Studios
Magnolia Alexander 4 months ago
Why is it,when a honest black man. He is not out there,trying to sell drugs. Like some people,think that is what all black men do. Wrong, he is an example,like so many other black men. That has a REAL job, that is doing the right thing,taking care of his family. They always always putting a black man. Keep up the great work,providing for your family. Trust in God, he will always make a way,out of no way. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙋🏽
Fabian McIntyre 4 months ago
Geoffrey Owens is an awesome actor. And the fact that someone decided to take a picture of him at his job, it was published, and it appeared that the publishing was to intentionally harm his reputation is disgusting. Moreover, it was great that his friends and the people who cares about him came to his defense to prevent the continuation of the possibly sabotaging of his life. Though it appeared that his life was over because he has a regular job, he let it be known that he is not ashamed to have a regular job that is flexible while continuing to pursue his passion to get parts on TV shows. And his life was never over- Great job Geoffrey Owens!
Nomvula Dlamini 4 months ago
Great attitude, nothing wrong with doing honest work to augment income to support your family. Good for you Geoffrey Owens!
actual 4 months ago
No surprise that it was a black woman that put him on blast in attempt to humiliate him for working a regular job.
Dylan KS 4 months ago
It was an elitist leftist that posted his pic. Left has more respect for those who demand something for nothing. He is a real American!
Waldo P. Schmeer 4 months ago
I remember the first time seeing that photo as a meme and wondering to myself “who gives a fuck?!” But more so than that, after thinking about it, whoever took that photo did it with the intention of shaming him. I wonder why no one is asking questions about who took the photo. Because that person should then be shamed for not working on TV. It should work in reverse, right? This world is full of pieces of shit.
I C 4 months ago
He's so humble.
Jupiter Stars 4 months ago
Why can't he get roles, dont they have roles for characters in his bracket? An older uncle role? A father?? He can get gigs
Black-Amine 4 months ago
I'm just happy we as a black community are supporting him now.
Black Woman 4 months ago
Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen will never see a courtroom hypocrisy at its finest
Solo 53 4 months ago
The Lord said, don't work don't eat, and this man want to feed he's family hello.
MONEYPRO MUSIC 4 months ago
Don lemon with the Illuminati 👂 scratch
Spurs nation 4 months ago
What a class act , I love this guys positivity , he is an inspiration!
Sarah Thomas 4 months ago
You're right! Everyone don't wear suits or look like fashion models going to the office sitting in meetings or in front of computers all day doing nothing. Its not the job its how you do your job. Being a working actor or actress is hard sometimes. You're not guaranteed to keep working. Some series don't last and still have to find another job. Its a competitive business. Your money runs out. That man is doing what he has to do. It doesn't seem to bother him. He's going to be fine.
Mamadou Aziza 4 months ago
He is lucky that lady took a photo and exposed it on the net, now he is receiving all this attention.
Afros&AfroSheen 4 months ago
What no one is talking abt is he is a victim of the me too movement. Bcse he was probably getting residuals from The Crosby reruns but that was cutoff bcse 60 yr old whores wanted to be in the limelight again.
sacredcowmusic 4 months ago
Good on you, Geoffrey ! I'm proud to call you my neighbor ! And you can still follow your passion, too. Don Lemon will work in Home Depot ? I will definitely save this clip.
Brian W. 4 months ago
I love how he's wearing a Trader Joe's nametag. This guy rules.
Sazon Man 4 months ago
Dam he got fatttt like a 🐗
Bapper78 Ross 4 months ago
I'm glad he's telling his story and not that he should of in the first place. I don't see these shamers revealing what they do for a paycheck. People forget that he's human and is trying to survivor like the rest of us! I'm glad there is a silver lining in all this.
Shaka Nelson 4 months ago
Don Lemon works at Home Depot? WTF.
sychophantt 4 months ago
Job shamed! America is PUSSified
A. Hawkins 4 months ago
Any publicity and good publicity. Use it for your own gain. Good for him.
Jong Davis 4 months ago
Outstanding guy., very positive
Art Dog 4 months ago
Acting is a tough business from everything I've seen and heard. Most have to work other jobs between gigs. I think this happens way more than most are comfortable admitting or with actors not as instantly recognizable as he is. What do people expect actors to do when they aren't on stage, or filming for tv or films.
D B 4 months ago
Seems like a nice guy, I hope the best for him and his family.
TheArmedassailant 4 months ago
Somebody please look at trader Joe's salaries not bad for working at a grocery store
Renee Smith 4 months ago
You know what sometimes people can go fuck themselves. 😏😏😌
Anonymous 4 months ago
How is he not in marketing, commercials, any type of buisness position, or Honest Politics, but hire millenials. in those fields.
Anonymous 4 months ago
His TV wife was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT, lol this guy is as funny as his tv show,
Greg Brewer jr 4 months ago
I hope the Dirty skank who took the photo that started it all gets what she has coming,same to these news outlets