‘Boycott Brunei’ call gathers fast pace following Sharia law on gay sex

Brunei has been cornered. Celebrities, universities, hotels and companies are boycotting the oil-rich country after Sultan Hassanal Bolklah announced reforms in penal code and introduced punishing gay sex with stoning-death penalty, which is based on Islamic Shariah law.

The Sultan is one of the world’s richest heads of state and his wealth is estimated to be about $20 billion. He owns eight five-star hotels and viral campaign has kicked off strongly on social media to boycott those.

Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Dua Lipa, George Clooney, Elton John, Bittle Jean King, Jamie Lee Curtis and Luke Evans too have shared the boycott message.

Below are a list of hotels which are now not appearing on Twitter. The accounts have probably been deleted:

The Dorchester (London)
45 Park Lane (London)
Coworth Park (Ascot, UK)
The Beverly Hills Hotel (Los Angeles)
Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles)
Le Meurice (Paris)
Hotel Plaza Athenee (Paris)
Hotel Principe di Savoia (Milan)

Sultan is one of the world’s richest heads of state and his wealth is estimated to be about $20 billion. He owns eight five-star hotels

Virgin Australia canceled a deal with the country’s Royal Brunei on Thursday and similarly Transport for London announced would not be showing Brunei tourism advertisement saying, “This advert will be removed from our network.”

STA Travel said Friday would not be arranging flights for its customers on Royal Brunei Airlines.

Paul Linus