Tras el anuncio hecho por el gobierno de Brunei, que se encuentra en las manos del sultán Muda Hassanal Bolkiah desde 1962, de endurecer el castigo a los homosexuales, previendo la pena de muerte por lapidación de los hombres que tengan sexo con otros hombres, al igual que a los violadores y sodomitas, varias personalidades del mundo del espectáculo se han sumado al pedido de Clooney para que nadie se aloje en los lujosos establecimientos hoteleros que posee la corona de Brunei en todo el mundo.  

En su último llamamiento en una carta abierta en la plataforma Deadline, el actor pide un boicot al grupo de hoteles que es propiedad del sultán de Brunéi. El actor ha pedido aislar al grupo hotelero propiedad del sultán con el fin de manifestar el desacuerdo con las nuevas leyes que entraron en vigor el pasado 3 de abril. La homosexualidad ya era ilegal en el pequeño sultanato, pero ahora la ley se endurece con la pena de muerte para la comunidad gay.

“Seamos claros, cada vez que nos quedamos o asistamos a reuniones o cenamos en cualquiera de estos nueve hoteles, estamos poniendo dinero directamente en los bolsillos de los hombres que eligen matar a sus propios ciudadanos por ser homosexuales o acusados de ser homosexuales” ha escrito Clooney.
El cantante Elton John se ha sumado a la petición de Clooney y le ha felicitado a través de Twitter por “posicionarse en contra de la discriminación y la intolerancia contra los homosexuales que tiene lugar en la nación de Brunei, un lugar donde los homosexuales son brutalizados o incluso peor, y por pedir el boicot de los hoteles del sultán.
Clooney ha evidenciado que “Brunei es una monarquía y ciertamente cualquier boicot tendría poco efecto en cambiar estas leyes pero… ¿realmente vamos a ayudar a pagar por estas violaciones de derechos humanos? ¿Realmente vamos a ayudar a financiar el asesinato de ciudadanos inocentes?”.
Los hoteles de lujo propiedad del sultán a los que Clooney pide el boicot aparecen listados al final de su carta, son: El Dorchester y el 45 Park Lane; de Londres; el Coworth Park de Reino Unido, el Beverly Hills Hotel, el Hotel Bel-Air; en Los Ángeles; el Maurice y el Plaza Athenee; de París; el Eden de Roma y el hotel Principe di Savoia de Milán.
Incluso reconoce haberse alojado en alguno de esos hoteles, como como admite "no había hecho mi tarea y no sabía quién los tenía”. 

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