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Russell Crowe: Don’t Punish Hotels over Owner’s ‘Hideous’ Sharia Law in Brunei

A few weeks ago, some celebrities called for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel because its owner is the Sultan of Brunei, and he recently instituted horribly harsh Islamic laws in Brunei. But one actor has taken a different view: Russell Crowe. The Noah star isn’t boycotting the hotel because he says it’s unfair to punish the hotel’s employees for the policies carried out by the owner.

This particular issue hasn’t received much attention, despite celebrities like Jay Leno showing support for the boycott efforts. Crowe, however, argued there are other ways you can voice your outrage without punishing the people who work at the hotel.

Though in fairness, protesting a hotel is a more feasible attempt than the hope a populist protest will get the government to stop trading with another country.

[h/t THR]
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