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George Clooney Tells Ellen He's Not Done Fighting Antigay Brunei

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"It's not fixed yet, there's a lot of work to be done," said the Catch-22 actor.

George Clooney is not done fighting Brunei.

The Catch-22 actor spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about the success of the recent boycott of the hotels owned by the country's sultan, including the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The anti-LGBTQ leader recently announced that a law that would have required gay people to be stoned to death was put on a moratorium.

"[Boycotting hotels] doesn't matter so much to a rich guy. You can't shame the bad guys, but you can shame the people that do business with him," Clooney said in a clip released Thursday by The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"When the banks and the financial institutions started saying 'We're out of the Brunei business,' then he backed off," Clooney added of the sultan.

However, the actor stressed that the victory is not complete. "It's not fixed yet, there's a lot of work to be done," Clooney said. "But it's a huge step forward."

Brunei instituted its Sharia Penal Code Order in April, sparking an international outcry. Clooney and DeGeneres were among the most prominent celebrity voices to speak out against Brunei and advocate for a boycott of the Dorchester Collection, a company owned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah that operates international hotels.

While the stoning law is not currently being enforced, homosexuality among men still remains illegal and punishable by 10 years in jail in Brunei. And lesbian sex carries a different penalty of 40 lashes with a cane and 10 years in jail.

Watch the interview below.

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