In an interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber, Cosby Show and Elementary actor Geoffrey Owens tied Donald Trump's comments about the late John McCain to the job-shaming he got from right-wing media to illustrate why the opinions of "snobs" don't matter.
In late August, the Daily Mail published photos of Owens working as a cashier at a New Jersey Trader Joe's. Soon after, Fox News ran their own story on him that many have characterized as "job-shaming."
Despite the shaming, celebrities began clamoring to support the actor — an outpouring Owens said made him feel like "something awful became something wonderful."
Melber noted that the initial shaming was "about snobbery and classism" — traits espoused by Trump, who claims to prefer hiring Ivy League-educated billionaires for his cabinet.
Owens said that although he prefers not to get into politics, it's not surprising that the man who once criticized McCain for "getting caught" and being a prisoner of war would think of the world that way.
"That is the kind of judgment we are dealing with," the actor said. "Anybody who can say that, for instance, about Senator McCain — I don't respect his opinion about these matters either."
Watch below, via MSNBC: