Elton John backs Clooney's Brunei hotel boycott
over anti-LGBTI law
Rocket Man singer tweeted a list of the hotels to boycott
Elton John has joined George Clooney’s boycott of luxury hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the nation has announced it will introduce the death penalty for gay people.
Earlier this week, the actor and filmmaker penned an op-ed, demanding a boycott of exclusive hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. One of the hotels is the famous Beverly Hills Hotel, which was popular with celebrities, including LGBTI public figures.
Despite the public outcry, the tiny nation of Brunei might now hand a death sentence to anyone found guilty of homosexual acts or adultery. Punishments include whipping and stoning.
‘I believe that love is love and being able to love as we choose is a basic human right,’ John said in a tweet.
‘Wherever we go, my husband David and I deserve to be treated with dignity and respect – as do each and every one of the millions of LGBTQ+ people around the world.’