“So the f*** what? He was doing what he needed to do to for his family,” Basketball Wives star Tami Roman said in one of her “Bonnet Chronicles” rants on Saturday. “That man is honorable, has dignity, respectful, doing what he needs to do for himself and his family,” she added. “And there is no shame in that!” Others also shared their support of his Owens with their own stories. Actors also pointed out that part-time work is extremely common in the industry.
That Geoffrey Owens thing has been bothering TF out of me. Why is this a news? Why is shaming him across the nation for WORKING reasonable? I said to my wife “this is why people kill themselves.” Imagine having success but it didn’t last, you move on but the world won’t let you?— Elon James White (@elonjames) September 1, 2018
In 2008, I left a job at KTTV voluntarily. Then the economy crashed & I couldn’t find steady work. I struggled. At one point I called my agent & told her I was going to apply at Target. I wasn’t ashamed. I needed to work. I had bills. And an honest days work is just that, honest.— Nischelle Turner (@nischelleturner) September 1, 2018
Owens has yet to respond to the viral interest in his job status. Based on his IMDB resume, he is still a working actor and acting teacher.
When I look at this picture of Geoffrey Owens, the only things that come to my mind are courage, humility and dedication. Very few artists, especially actors, can fully support themselves in their craft. Taking honest, hard work to offset those dry periods is honorable. pic.twitter.com/tql80NegJt— Aharon Rabinowitz (@ABAOProductions) September 2, 2018