In protest of Brunei’s plans to punish gay sex and adultery via stoning, Elton John joins George Clooney’s move to boycott nine luxury hotels with direct links to the Asian monarchy.
The “Tiny Dancer” hitmaker posted his stand on Twitter over the weekend.
I commend my friend, #GeorgeClooney, for taking a stand against the anti-gay discrimination and bigotry taking place in the nation of #Brunei – a place where gay people are brutalized, or worse – by boycotting the Sultan’s hotels.https://t.co/8ymurW7hqm
On Apr 3, Brunei shall implement the barbaric ruling which includes imposing amputation of a hand or foot when found guilty of theft. This comes directly from the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. He’s been the leader of the country for 51 years.
Homosexuality is viewed as illegal in the sultanate but the latest measures classify it as a capital offense.