George Clooney boycotts Brunei hotels

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George Clooney is planning to boycott Brunei owned hotels as this country issued a new law demanding to whip gay people and to stone them to death. In an op-ed for Deadline, Clooney said he and others have boycotted hotels owned by the Brunei Investment Agency in the past for the country’s anti-LGBT laws, but this boycott was toned down due to certain circumstances. However, the current situation in Brunei and implementation of such a barbaric law led him to reconsidering the boycott. The actor has now named nine hotels owned by the group and emphasized that he is not going to stay in them anymore. “Every single time we stay at or take meetings at or dine at any of these nine hotels we are putting money directly into the pockets of men who choose to stone and whip to death their own citizens for being gay or accused of adultery,” the actor said, “Brunei is a Monarchy and certainly any boycott would have little effect on changing these laws. But are we really going to help pay for these human rights violations? Are we really going to help fund the murder of innocent citizens?”

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