DL Hughley Wants to Know If the FBI Can Find Tom Brady's Stolen Jersey, Why Can't It Find D.C.'s Missing Black and Brown Girls?

DL Hughley Wants to Know If the FBI Can Find Tom Brady's Stolen Jersey, Why Can't It Find D.C.'s Missing Black and Brown Girls?

Read the comedian's tweet that sparked an intense debate.

Published 3 days ago

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.

  1. This Tweet From DL Hughley Has Social Media on Fire Today

    The comparison was all it took for Twitter to sound off.

  2. People Applauded DL For His Real Talk

    Damn shame when a jersey is prioritized over children.

  3. The Jersey Taking Precedence Over The Missing Black Girls Spells The Epitome Of This ...

    #Facts.

  4. Priorities Are Shot Under Trump

    Now more than ever to that latter part.

  5. We Hope The FBI Reads This Tweet

    In other words, if you don't actively look for these young women ... chances are they won't be found.

  6. Just ... Sad

    Terrible.

  7. His Tweet Did Land Him At Least One hater

    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.

  8. But more than anything, People Thanked DL For Bringing More Awareness To This Growing Problem

    Someone had to step up!

Written by BET Staff

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