George Clooney wants people to boycott all the hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, because of Brunei’s anti-LGBTQ policies. [Towleroad]
Lupita Nyong’o still looks amazing, just FYI. [Go Fug Yourself]
Analysis of the character names in Us. [Pajiba]
Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau are splitting for good. [Dlisted]
Happy belated birthday to the elusive chanteuse butterfly, Mariah Carey. [LaineyGossip]
Don Trump Jr. is obsessed with AOC. [Jezebel]
Porsha Williams is getting a spinoff show. [Reality Tea]
Guillermo del Toro is going to scare you until you sh-t yourself. [OMG Blog]
Matthew McConaughey got high with Snoop Dogg. [The Blemish]
Porsha’s getting her own show??!!?? Nene, Phadra, Marlow, Sheree, Kenya and basically any other thirsty bitch that’s been on that show are dying right now.
I never could figure how Kim got her own show? She’s just plain lazy.
The trump boy’s obsession–indeed, the GOP’s obsession–with AOC is skeevy & worrying. They really really hate women and really really want us to know it.
Or it could, worryingly, be sort of an arranged marriage where both far left and far right pantomime outrage. I’m just not sure what is going on, but it seems staged.
She or anyone remotely like her represents an existential threat to their fragile masculinity, yet they’re incredibly turned on by her beauty and power (with the obvious exception of Miss Lindsey). This is the kind of dynamic which has led to everything from women being placed in stocks in the public square to hundreds of years of being burned at the stake.
We live in perilous times; I absolutely believe AOCs life may be in danger from these lunatics’ true believers.
I still have so much anger toward MK for what she did to Vili. I hope there is some peace for him and his family.
She should have been jailed for life.
hey george #firstworldproblems
So much this! Perhaps George and Amal would consider opening up one of their seventeen penthouses, villas, compounds, or estates around the world to homeless LGBTQ youth.
Yeah…didn’t think so.
You think stoning people to death because they are gay is “first world problems? “Wow.
+1, sommolierlady. Even though George, Amal, or others doing this will probably make little difference in the lives of gay and bisexual/pansexual people living in Brunei, it’s sort of like designers boycotting Melania and Ivanka. It’s a way of sending a message that this is unacceptable and a display of solidarity. A much better example of solidarity than, say, casually homophobic cracks about Jeremy Renner.
It’s a rerun– I remember the boycott of the beverly hills hotel a few years ago to protest. There are several other countries where being gay can lead to a death sentence, including a few where h’wood heads to film, party, and yacht.
Elizabeth – are you for real? So….you think stoning people to death is…ok? Not worth discussing? Not worth a boycott?
They’re going to do a lot of boycotting because the Brunei royalty owns a lot of sh1t in the United States alone.
Civil rights are just a #firstworldproblem for you? An hashtag? What the hell do you even mean by that?
Isn’t the Sultan of Brunei’s son gay, though?
Jefri /Sufri? No. Jefri the playboy was embroiled in some sex scandals involving some harem a way back. His nephew though looks like one.
Thanks George. I’m glad he’s speaking up and I hope the rich folk listen.
They don’t listen, they just build more exclusive hotels.
I honestly don’t understand the collective shrug from the people that chose to comment on George Clooney. A law been enacted in which people proven to be gay will be stoned! What in the dark ages hell!? I get that George and Amal seem insufferable sometimes but this is one of those moments when the world at large needs to be clear that this is not acceptable. He is simply saying that if you don’t agree with this, don’t support it with your dollars. The people that use these high end hotels can do so. The Four Seasons is delightful.
Yes, I don’t understand the negative reactions to George’s statements.
I appreciate George’s but it’s not like they are in power because of they profit from the hotels. We have to do a lot more. Boycotting them is a start.
Well said Kyla
Haven’t women been stoned to death for ages? And still going on? How about boycoting those people first.
Can’t we do both at the same time?
We can multitask.
George is r8ght here but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a massive poseur and grandstander and self-proclaimed yet underqualified expert on social and other issues.
This sultan’s assets should be seized and he should be denied entry or commerce in any civilized society. I’ll have to stick to boycotting chick fil a as I’m not fabulously wealthy but I’m with George.
What about nescafe’s very long list of scandals, George? This guy isn’t the one to be lecturing us on anything.
Lecturing us? He’s not lecturing anyone, but if you’re taking it as such: are you one of those who can only feel empathy for other people’s plights if you are lectured? Or you just don’t care and feel offended when people remind you that not caring for others is wrong?
Why are there so many sociopathic stances on comments today? Who are these trolls?
Do you really think him asking for his fellow rich people to boycott hotels owned by a guy who wants to stone gay people to death is lecturing?? Okay then.
Ethical consistency is something we should require, at min, of ANYONE who wants to sound off publicly. George might be on the right team on this issue but that doesn’t mean he is ethically consistent. Pointing that out isn’t sociopathic.
I really wish people would stop giving Rapist Letourneau such a celebrity status. She’s just disgusting.
The royal family of Burnei loves hollywood. A targeted boycott will put pressure on them to reverse the policy. This public boycott may be want reformers need to stand up to theocracy side within their country. When doing a boycott, you have to think it through. This one is targeted and may actually work.
I think people are annoyed at the hypocrisy of George Clooney and his ilk. Let’s boycott a hotel but we’ll still buddy up to MBS and the UAE even though they are just as bad, if not worse in the case of MBS/Saudi Arabia. Forget, boycotting they should divest but they won’t because that hurts their pocketbooks; he’s just playing lip service to human rights without doing anything meaningful.
Actually, they are trying to open up Saudi Arabia too. They are on the reformer side. Pressure and diplomacy are good things. George Clooney is using his fame for good in this case.
George Clooney is not responsible at all for the Theocratic government of SA or Brunei. He is using diplomacy and pressure to make targeted changes in their official policies for positive reform.
Targeted boycotts, public pressure and diplomacy are effective tactics for reform. Tough talk, doing nothing and war, not so much, This makes the country and life for the citizens there worse.