Elton John, George Clooney urge boycott of Brunei-linked hotels


By Tim Fitzsimons

Brunei, the tiny Southeast Asian monarchy, is facing a major celebrity blowback over news that it will institute Sharia law for crimes including homosexuality, which could be punishable through death by stoning.

Singer-songwriter Elton John, who is gay, tweeted his support for a boycott of Brunei-connected hotels this past weekend, only days after actor George Clooney penned an op-ed calling for a global effort to boycott hotels connected to Brunei’s sultan.

“In the onslaught of news where we see the world backsliding into authoritarianism, this stands alone,” Clooney wrote of the news from Brunei.

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