Tyler Perry Says ‘I Have So Much Respect for People Who Hustle Between Gigs’, Offers Geoffrey Owens a Job on His TV Show After the ‘Cosby Show’ Actor Was ‘Job Shamed’ for Working at Trader Joe’s

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Geoffrey Owens may be heading back to Hollywood.

Just days after the “Cosby Show” actor was spotted working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey and being job-shamed by some media outlets, he is now being offered a new acting gig by Tyler Perry.

“#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week,” the famous director and playwright shared on Twitter on Tuesday, referring to “The Haves and the Have Nots.” “Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.”

Despite the generosity from Perry, Owens shared in a Tuesday “Good Morning America” interview that he didn’t want any handouts from this recent burst of publicity.

“I wouldn’t feel comfortable getting acting jobs from this event,” said Owens. “I wouldn’t mind getting auditions. I don’t mind if people call me to try out for things, due to what’s happened … I want to get a job because I’m the right person.”

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SOURCE: Page Six, Derrick Bryson Taylor