Owens, who was recently "job-shamed" by Fox News for working at a Trader Joe's grocery store, initially responded to the callout coyly, telling Entertainment Tonight that Perry's offer was "kind of cool".
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The 57-year-old, who played Elvin Tiabideaux on the groundbreaking television show between 1985 and 1992, revealed he is now evaluating a "whole handful" of television gigs. "All this man is doing, in-between acting jobs, is making an honest living, minding his own business, and not losing his cool over a couple of awful women dining off the fact he committed the sin of getting older". "This man is a whole LEGEND in these streets!" Owens, however, also received a slew of positive and supportive messages from fans and fellow actors. "Tell him that I'm going to have my team him because I hope he doesn't take it the wrong way", the star said. "I mean, I always felt that way inside, but it never really occurred to me when you really think about it because you think, 'We'll that's not true because this one has a lot more money and this a lot more prestige, ' but that's not what we're talking about".
"I was only devastated for an hour or two", Owens said. But he stressed that "every job is worthwhile and valuable", adding that what's important is the honor of the working person and the dignity of the work. The image by shopper Karma Lawrence went viral as others weighed in on the news, but the online shaming prompted an outpouring of support from Owens' fellow actors, who revealed the various odd jobs they had taken on over the years to help make ends meet. I didn't even... I barely owned a television.