George Clooney has just spoken out about a major issue. He is calling for the boycott of nine specific hotels for a very shocking reason.
Clooney is joining other activists to bring awareness to a serious issue. Brunei has just announced that starting on April 3rd, the penalty for homosexuality will be death.
"Let that sink in. In the onslaught of news where we see the world backsliding into authoritarianism this stands alone," Clooney said.
Clooney believes that a boycott will not only help bring awareness to the issue, but it will also hurt the bottom line of the Brunei Investment Agency which owns the properties.
"He called for the public to join him in immediately boycotting nine hotels -- three in the UK, two in the US, two in France and two in Italy. They include the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Bel-Air in Los Angeles, the Dorchester in London and Le Meurice in Paris," reported CNN.
He spoke out about the issue recently.
"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," he said.
Many of the hotels have responded and have said they are committed to equality and kindness. However, the parent company is too connected to the Brunei regime that is enacting this brutal penalty.
"I call on the Sultanate of Brunei to withdraw the death penalty by stoning f homosexual acts between consenting adults," said Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Twitter.
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