George Clooney Renews Call for Dorchester Hotels Boycott Over Brunei’s LGBT Laws

By Anna Breuer on 29 March 2019
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IMG_7144 2Actor George Clooney called for a boycott of the nine hotels owned by the Dorchester Collection after the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei enacted new laws that will impose a penalty of death by stoning as punishment for gay sex and adultery.

“Let that sink in,” the actor wrote in an opinion piece for Deadline. “In the onslaught of news where we see the world backsliding into authoritarianism this stands alone.”

Clooney called for the public to join him in a boycott of all hotels operated by the Dorchester Collection group, which includes three in the United Kingdom, two in the United States, two in France, and two in Italy.

The hotelier is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency, an arm of Brunei’s ministry of finance.

The complete list of hotels includes the Dorchester in London; 45 Park Lane in London; Coworth Park in Ascot; the Beverly Hills Hotel; Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles; Le Meurice in Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris; Hotel Eden in Rome; and the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.

“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,” Clooney wrote in the piece.

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