Longtime supporter of the LGBT community, Sharon Osbourne has joined a growing chorus of people calling for the boycott of one of the world's most prestigious hotel chains.
Osbourne issued the following statement:
"The Beverly Hills Hotel is an iconic landmark in Beverly Hills filled with a rich history. It has been here since 1912 and is owned by The Dorchester Collection, a group that operates ten luxury hotels around the world, also including the Hotel Bel Air and The Dorchester in London.
The Dorchester Collection is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, a man who just approved imposing the death penalty by stoning for those convicted of homosexual acts in his country. He’s also approved the stoning of people convicted of adultery and the amputating of limbs for those caught stealing. These are the actions of a barbarian. Is this man going to start stoning certain hotel staff members and clientele now?
I’ve never met the Sultan of Brunei, but I’ve met a couple of his children, one who in my opinion is a fabulously gay, adorable, and loving human being.
My life is full of fond memories of times spent at each of these hotels over the years, and I’m sure many people reading this feel the same way, but I will no longer frequent any of the hotels owned by The Dorchester Collection. I implore all of you to stay away as well. Otherwise, all we are doing is feeding a madman’s empire. I know that his hotels are loved and frequented by millions of people, but if we all take a stand together we might help this situation.
Would you please join me in boycotting The Beverly Hills Hotel and all Dorchester Collection Hotels?"
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