A collection of luxury hotels owned by the kingdom of Brunei indirectly support the abuse of LGTBQ people.
A growing call to boycott luxury hotels owned by the Empire of Brunei has led to media trouble. The hotels are operated under the Dorchester Collection brand.
The public outcry comes in response to the implementation of new Islamic laws, says CNN. The law makes make same-sex sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death.
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Actor George Clooney condemned the news in a recent opinion piece which caught a lot of eyes. He highlighted various hotels’ ties to the Brunei Investment Agency, which the Sultan of Brunei owns. The hotels are operated by Dorchester Collection brand, and all their social media accounts are now gone.
Ellen DeGeneres, Billie Jean King, and Elton John have joined in calling for a boycott of the nine properties, which include The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane in London, Hôtel Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice in Paris and Hotel Eden in Rome.