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Ellen DeGeneres Urges Boycott of the Sultan of Brunei's Hotels

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is urging a boycott of all of the properties in the Dorchester Collection, which is owned by Hassanal Bolkiah, the sultan of Brunei.

The lesbian comedian tweeted out a list of the hotels to avoid, which includes the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air. She also included a message encouraging her followers to "rise up" and "spread the word."

DeGeneres did so on the eve that aspects of so-called Sharia law will go into effect in the Southeast Asian nation, which will allow for the legal stoning of gay people and adulterers as of Wednesday.

"Tomorrow, the country of #Brunei will start stoning gay people to death. We need to do something now. Please boycott these hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Raise your voices now. Spread the word. Rise up," DeGeneres stated.

DeGeneres first spoke out for a boycott of these properties in 2014 when word first spread that Brunei would be instituting such laws.

Other celebrities who have spoken out for a boycott include George Clooney and Queer Eye's Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness.

Watch Berk, Van Ness, and more discuss the boycott below at the GLAAD Media Awards.

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