On Saturday, a New Jersey woman by the name of Karma Lawrence spotted actor Geoffrey Owens working at her local Trader Joe's.
She went on to share photos of The Cosby Show alum with Daily Mail and Fox News. Owens portrayed Elvin Tibideaux in 44 episodes from 1985 to 1992 on the sitcom.
The news outlets produced stories about Owens, painting the actor's grocery store job in a negative light.
The Daily Mail article chose to share the hourly wage that Trader Joe's employees typically make in the area. They also called him a "former star."