Former Cosby Show star, Geoffrey Owens, found himself at the center of a viral internet storm after a woman snapped a picture of him working at her local Trader Joes. Karma Lawrence submitted the photos to celebrity websites but has since regretted her decision and has even shut down her social media accounts as a result of the backlash. “So much hate. So much nastiness. Oh, it’s been terrible,” Lawrence told NJ.com.
Owens had been working at Trader Joes for little over a year before this latest story broke but has since been featured on Good Morning America and even received an acting job offer from Tyler Perry.
FULL INTERVIEW: @GMA EXCLUSIVE — "There's no job better than another…every job is worthwhile…" Actor Geoffrey Owens speaks out, responding to job shaming and backlash after a photo of him working at a grocery store was posted online: https://t.co/0wZJnpowI9 pic.twitter.com/aNiG5fV2yf
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 4, 2018
source – usatoday