Just last week, The Washington Post reported about 10 Black teenage girls missing in Washington, D.C., without enough people taking notice.
Well, DL Hughley heard the message loud and clear.
And upon learning today's news that the FBI helped tracked and find Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl 51 jersey in Mexico, the comedian used it as a talking point to compare to the missing girls, tweeting, "If only all those Black and brown teenage girls reported missing in D.C. had jerseys on!"
His tweet immediately sparked a heated debate, with people asking why the FBI hasn't poured in resources to find the young Black girls like they did of a garment belonging to the white Brady.
Here's DL's full tweet followed by all the reactions it stirred up.
The comparison was all it took for Twitter to sound off.
Damn shame when a jersey is prioritized over children.
Now more than ever to that latter part.
In other words, if you don't actively look for these young women ... chances are they won't be found.
We think he made a valid point about the inequity between America's handling of a rich, white QB like Tom Brady in comparison to that of missing Black youth.
Someone had to step up!
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