On Wednesday, members of a labor union called on LGBT consumers to boycott the Beverly Hills Hotel because the iconic accommodation is owned by Hassanal Bolkiah, the absolute monarch of Brunei, where homosexuality is still a crime.
The group, Unite Here, recorded a video (below) asking supporters to “break up” with the hotel until Brunei changes its laws. The spot draws comparisons to another recent boycott, asking “We wouldn’t eat at Chik-Fil-A—why would we dine at the Beverly Hills hotel?”
Speaking of unions, the two Los Angeles hotels owned by the Brunei Investment Agency—the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air—have had quite a few labor disputes: In 2011, the Bel Air reopened after renovations but didn’t rehire most of its unionized staffers.
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