Sharon Osbourne urges fans to boycott Sultan of Brunei’s hotels

Sharon Osbourne has urged her fans to boycott the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles to protest ownership by the Sultan of Brunei and his homosexual death-penalty policy. A small group of gay rights activists staged a demonstration outside the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday (26Apr14) and now the group has landed a big celebrity backer in Ozzy Osbourne’s wife.
In a tweet on Monday (28Apr14), Osbourne wrote, “Please join me in BOYCOTTING @BevHillsHotel, @HotelBelAir and all @DC_LuxuryHotels.”
The protest comes after a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political advocacy group changed plans to hold a conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel due to the Sultan of Brunei affiliation, and on 22 April (14), designers Brian Atwood and Peter Som also encouraged their Instagram followers not to stay at Dorchester hotels.
Actress Beth Grant, who was among the protesters outside the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, told The Hollywood Reporter, “Hollywood spends a lot of money at the Beverly Hills Hotel and I don’t want it to end up in the hands of that person.”
Last year (13), Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the leader of the Southeast Asian nation of Brunei, upset gay groups around the world by unveiling anti-gay legislation, which included the stoning to death of Muslims caught in the act of homosexuality. The new law has been postponed.