Richard Branson announces Virgin boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law
Sir Richard Branson has announced a Virgin-wide boycott of a Brunei-owned hotel chain, over the country’s new anti-gay law.
Branson has now added his voice to the calls, announcing a Virgin-wide boycott of the luxury hotel chain, which will take effect across his business empire.
He said: “No Virgin employee, nor our family, will stay at Dorchester Hotels until the Sultan abides by basic human rights.”
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) May 3, 2014
Yesterday, the president of the Human Rights Campaign wrote to every group that is due to hold an event at the Dorchester Collection’s LA hotels, Hotel Bel-Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel, encouraging them to take their business elsewhere.
Brunei is one of eight countries in the world that maintains the death penalty for homosexuality.
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