George Clooney misfires among LGBT activists over 'warning shot' to Malaysia, Indonesia

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  • Tuesday, 14 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT and activists on Tuesday (May 14) after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei and a sent "warning shot" to Indonesia and Malaysia should they consider introducing similar anti-gay laws.

Clooney in late March led calls for a boycott of nine hotels owned by Brunei because of its plans to impose the death penalty – including by stoning – for gay sex or adultery as it rolled out further Islamic laws.

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