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Actor George Clooney will continue his boycott of hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah following the Southeast Asian state’s declaration of a moratorium on executions by stoning of people “convicted of adultery and gay sex,” reported The Wrap.
George Clooney announced his boycott of the Sultan’s hotels — nine luxury hotels owned by the Brunei Investment Agency and operated by its subsidiary, Dorchester Collection, which include the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, CA — in a March-published column at Deadline.
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“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 two-time Oscar-winner wrote at the time.
“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?” Clooney asked. “I’ve learned over years of dealing with murderous regimes that you can’t shame them. But you can shame the banks, the financiers and the institutions that do business with them and choose to look the other way.”
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The beatings will continue until moral improves.