George Clooney pens plea for boycott of Sultan of Brunei's nine hotels over anti-gay laws

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George Clooney has called on the public to boycott nine hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei following the nation's cruel anti-gay laws that would see any Muslims engaging in adultery and gay sex be stoned to death beginning on April 3.

On Wednesday it was revealed that homosexuality will now become a capital offense in the nation of Brunei where it is already illegal. The law only applies to Muslims.

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In response to Brunei's strict Sharia law, that has been on hold for four years amid heavy criticism, Clooney penned an opinion piece for Deadline, calling for a boycott of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's hotels.

'On this particular April 3rd the nation of Brunei will begin stoning and whipping to death any of its citizens that are proved to be gay,' Clooney wrote.

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'Let that sink in. In the onslaught of news where we see the world backsliding into authoritarianism this stands alone,' he added.

Clooney went on to say that at 'the head of it all is the Sultan of Brunei who is one of the richest men in the world'.

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'The Big Kahuna. He owns the Brunei Investment Agency and they in turn own some pretty spectacular hotels,' the actor wrote.

Some of those hotels are The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Hotel Bel-Air, The Dorchester in London and Hotel Eden in Rome.

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Clooney admitted that he's stayed at most of the nine hotels, but noted it was 'because I hadn't done my homework and didn't know who owned them'.

'They're nice hotels. The people who work there are kind and helpful and have no part in the ownership of these properties.

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'But let's be clear, 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...
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