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Irish stars join boycotting of Sultan of Brunei’s hotels

Irish stars have joined the boycotting of the Sultan of Brunei’s hotels.

Brunei has received global attention in recent days, as new criminal laws made sex between two men punishable by stoning to death.

The new laws also introduced 40 lashes of a cane for women who have sexual relations with other women, while the punishment of 10 years in prison may also be given.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who leads the country, owns a number of exclusive hotels worldwide and now celebrities are boycotting them due to the introduction of the laws.

Instagram – James Patrice

Irish stars have joined the global boycott and are urging fans to do the same, as James Patrice asked his Instagram followers to read up on why the hotels are being boycotted.

Darren Kennedy also asked fans to speak out about the disgusting laws and took to Twitter to say: “Use your voice. Spread the word.”

James Kavanagh shared an article about the laws and tweeted: “Vile”.

Thalia Heffernan, Holly Carpenter, Laura Whitmore and Niamh Cullen have also shared the list of hotels that are being boycotted.

Last week George Clooney led the boycott and fellow celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John and Jamie Lee Curtis have since joined him.

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