Job-Shamed ‘Cosby’ Star Accepts TV Gig From Tyler Perry

    Cosby star Geoffrey Owens recently made the news after someone photographed him at his place of employment, Trader Joes, and shamming the star for having a regular job.


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    Since then, fans and celebrities alike have come together in support of the star. One big name celebrity in particular, Tyler Perry, reached out to Owens via Twitter offering him a gig and of course he accepted.

    Tyler Perry on Twitter

    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.

    According to TMZ, Owens is going to appear on Perrys hit show, The Haves and the Have Nots, not as a one-time deal but as a recurring role over a span of 10 episodes.

    The Shadow League on Twitter

    Geoffrey Owens kept his Trader Joe’s nametag for the GMA interview.

    The women who took the picture has since apologized and said she never meant to shame the star.

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