Stephen Fry boycotts luxury hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law
British award-winning out journalist/presenter Stephen Fry has boycotted his reservation at a luxury hotel chain owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the country passed a ‘stone the gays' law.
The hotel chain – The Dorchester Collection – is owned by the Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, who has been condemned for Brunei’s new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity, adultery, rape, extramarital sexual relations and for declaring oneself non-Muslim.
Fry tweeted about the cancellation of his booking with the chain’s Ascot hotel.
The Beverley Hills Hotel, which is also owned by the Dorchester Collection, has recently been picketed with activists holding up a sign outside the hotel to educate the owners, which states:
“This hotel is owned by homophobes.”