Tami Roman Explicitly Defends Cosby Show Star After Pics Of His Normal Job Go Viral
“Basketball Wives” star/comedian, Tami Roman, has us over here shouting “Tell ’em Tami!” at the top of our lungs this Labor Day. As we reported earlier, news recently has spread like wildfire that actor, Geoffrey Owens a.k.a. “Elvin” from “The Cosby Show,” is now working as a cashier and bagger at Trader Joe’s. Now Tami has a few choice words for those who are attempting to shame the brotha for earning an honest living – and we stand with her on this.
Customer Who Photographed Geoffrey Owens Felt Bad For Him
Last week a fan, named Karma Lawrence, photographed Geoffrey Owens at a Trader Joe’s store in New Jersey and shared the pics online. He was ringing up her groceries and she expressed sadness and surprise for the former “Cosby Show” star to Daily Mail:
Via DM- “I was just in Trader Joe’s and I said to my wife, I said, ‘Wait a minute, that’s the guy from The Cosby Show’,” [Karma Lawrence stated to Daily Mail]. “I have never seen him at Trader Joe’s before. I was getting a bunch of groceries and he wasn’t really looking at anybody, but he said, ‘Have a nice day.’ It made me feel really bad. I was like, ‘Wow! All those years of doing the show and you ended up as a cashier. … I would have thought after ‘The Cosby Show’ he would maybe be doing something different. Other fans would be surprised as well.”
Needless to say, Karma’s photos went viral after thousands of fans realized the cashier was really “Elvin”- “Sondra Huxtable’s” husband on “Cosby.” The comments ranged from “OMG how did he end up there?” and “I feel so sorry for him,” to insensitive as hell laughing face emojis and ‘LOL’s.’ Then, there were many other folks who respected the fact that Geoffrey Owens was humble enough to hold his head high and earn an honest living.
(VIDEO) Tami Roman Goes Off & Defends Geoffrey Owens
Tami Roman has now taken to social media to obliterate Fox News and any others who are out here acting like Geoffrey has anything to be ashamed of. Here’s part of what she said in her Instagram video:
“Apparently a cell phone caller took some video of the man bagging some groceries at Trader Joe’s. SO THE F*CK WHAT?!! He was doing what he needed to do for his family and Fox News, with they’re messy a$$es, instead of positioning their story in a way that is indicative of what LABOR DAY -because it’s Labor Day weekend- what it stands for. Because of contributions and achievements of American workers, they tried to shame the man. […] Get the f*ck outta here Fox News…that man is honorable, respectful, has dignity.”
See what else Tami said in the video up top.
Many Other Actors Defend Geoffrey Owens
Tami wasn’t the only one “riled up” over the attempted shaming of Geoffrey. So were many other actors.
Terry Crews took to Twitter to stand up for Geoffrey Owens, while also revealing that he has been in the same position, just like many other entertainers have:
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) September 2, 2018
Actor Blair Underwood resurfaced to show mad respect to Geoffrey for doing what he had to do:
— Blair Underwood (@BlairUnderwood) September 2, 2018
SAG Aftra Foundation tweeted this in defense of Geoffrey Owens and all other actors who work day jobs:
This #LaborDay, we honor #geoffreyowens and ALL of the hard-working actors who work 1, 2, 3 day jobs in order to pay the bills, take care of their families & still work to entertain us. #ActorsWithDayJobs, share yours loud and proud! We’re here for you! https://t.co/9ZGmrefHeK
— SAG-AFTRA Foundation (@sagaftraFOUND) September 3, 2018
We, here at ILOSM, also honor Geoffrey Owens on this Labor Day. There is absolutely ZERO shame in earning an honest living. Owens’ ability to not allow pride- from having once been a Hollywood superstar- to block his blessing is a beautiful thing to witness.