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Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:43 PM

Tyler Perry just offered former "Cosby Show" star Geoffrey Owens a job

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Source: CBS News

Over Labor Day weekend, a series of photos "job shaming" former "Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens for working at a Trader Joe's grocery store, went viral and quickly sparked controversy. Now, Hollywood heavyweight Tyler Perry is weighing in.

The photos show Owens, sporting a red name tag on his company t-shirt, working the cash register at a New Jersey Trader Joe's. Karma Lawrence, the customer who snapped the photos, sent them to The Daily Mail, where they were promptly published under the headline, "From learning lines to serving the long line!"

Over Labor Day weekend, a series of photos "job shaming" former "Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens for working at a Trader Joe's grocery store, went viral and quickly sparked controversy. Now, Hollywood heavyweight Tyler Perry is weighing in.



And now, mere hours after Owens appeared on "Good Morning America" to offer his perspective on the public outcry, Tyler Perry has taken to Twitter with a job offer: "#GeoffreyOwens I'm about to start shooting 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."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tyler-perry-just-offered-former-cosby-show-star-geoffrey-owens-a-job/



I don't get why so many people felt the need to look down on someone for WORKING. My God, the man was doing what many many actors and other entertainers have to do to survive.... WORKING.

Hell, after I graduated college with a chemical engineering degree I worked in a damned pizza store for nearly a year because I had the bad foresight to finish college in the middle of a recession.

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Reply Tyler Perry just offered former "Cosby Show" star Geoffrey Owens a job (Original post)
groundloop Sep 4 OP
joet67 Sep 4 #1
hlthe2b Sep 4 #2
rpannier Sep 4 #9
Power 2 the People Sep 4 #3
DarthDem Sep 4 #4
Cracklin Charlie Sep 4 #5
Scurrilous Sep 4 #6
George Eliot Sep 4 #7
forgotmylogin Sep 4 #8
LisaL Sep 5 #20
iluvtennis Sep 4 #10
BigmanPigman Sep 4 #11
LisaM Sep 4 #12
KT2000 Sep 4 #13
Midnight Writer Sep 4 #14
grantcart Sep 4 #15
meadowlander Sep 5 #17
blue-wave Sep 4 #16
rusty quoin Sep 5 #18
LisaL Sep 5 #21
ToxMarz Sep 5 #19
ProfessorGAC Sep 5 #23
Cha Sep 5 #22
DonViejo Sep 5 #24

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:44 PM

1. Cool. I figured something like this might happen. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:45 PM

2. I've read this story repeatedly... It pisses me off more every time.

Life is hard and not all of us get the silver platter.

It is nice, though that he's getting an acting opportunity, but the response to his working at Trader Joe's was just so ugly.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:12 PM

9. As much as I loathe James Woods and Dana Loesch

I give them credit for pushing back against the daily mail and faux spews for the way they presented this story

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:46 PM

3. Glad he got the offer from Perry

I hope it restarts his acting career.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:46 PM

4. Good for Tyler Perry and for Mr. Owens

This story makes me sick.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:49 PM

5. Does that mean there's a new Madea movie in the works?

Cause, I love me some Madea!

Well played, Mr. Perry!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:58 PM

6. K&R

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:06 PM

7. Americans worship celebrity & money;

it seems like Americans hate themselves and seeing themselves in Owens tarnishes the image of royalty. We worship golden icons.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:09 PM

8. Glad that he's getting a chance if he wants it.

But aren't famous people allowed to quit the industry and live normal lives if they so choose?

Hollywood is full of people who were probably "in a movie once." There shouldn't be any shame about it. It's legit to change career mid-life.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 03:41 AM

20. In his case he doesn't want to quit the industry.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:21 PM

10. Heard a bit of the interview on GMA today. Yes, he works at Trader Joe's, but he also

teaches acting at schools and community colleges. He said he chose Trader Joe's because it afford him flexibility to do the teaching thing. He said he would not take an acting job if someone provided. He said, he would take all audition requests and now Tyler Perry gave him that. He's a class act (sic).

I believe in fate and things happen for a reason. The person had no business taking a picture of him while at work, but that ended up being good karma for him - yay!

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:36 PM

11. Well said!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:38 PM

12. It's possible that he likes the job too.

I've worked at stores. I liked it. Somewhat active, and highly social. If you like people (I do) working at a store is a nice way to spend the day.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:49 PM

13. an article called it

job shame - what kind of crap is that? I am surprised daily at how screwed up things are but this is really low. The only people who should be ashamed of their jobs are republican politicians.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 10:56 PM

14. "It's not the job a man has that counts. It is the man that has the job". My Mother.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 11:08 PM

15. It wasn't people, it was FOX

If it had been a white child star hecwould have been xaaled "plucky, hard working, inspiring.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 12:15 AM

17. Exactly, and the next one who bitches about latte liberals

Can eat a bag of dicks.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 11:28 PM

16. I don't understand the shaming either

Heck I've washed dishes, bused tables of dirty dishes, waited tables, but always worked even while pursuing a college degree. There is nothing wrong with someone willing to work, whatever the job. I applaud this man. He is a real role model.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 12:43 AM

18. I hope he accepts the offer. It will pay so much more, and may open up more opportunities.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 03:44 AM

21. I don't see any reason why he wouldn't.

In his case he wants to pursue acting opportunities.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 01:24 AM

19. Oh Great!!!!!!

but he already has a job (of his own, that he is making as good a life as most in this economy, nothing to be ashamed of ). Tyler Perry {should} already know who he is, could have been there for him long ago. But just like a politician he is running to the front of the parade for his own self aggrandizement . He won't be there when the spotlight fades, but maybe he can get a recurring role with the Kar-Douche-ians

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:41 AM

23. But, He Quit That Job

He quit because he didn't want it to be a distraction at the store. So, no, he did not have a job. (Well, he was doing part time drama teaching at a small college.)

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 05:12 AM

22. I figured somebody in the movie biz would

do that after seeing the report on what Geoffrey Owens was doing now.

Good on Tyler Perry and GO!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:53 AM

24. Locking...

The ups and downs of a TV actors career are not important news of national interest. Please post this article in the General Discussions Forum or one of the Entertainment Groups.

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