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Jun 01 2016
Sharon Osbourne Asked Everyone To Boycott A Hotel In 2014; In 2016, She's Staying There Comments (0)

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In 2014, Sharon Osbourne became one of many celebrities to announce she would boycott the Beverly Hills Hotel due to its owner, the Sultan of Brunei; the Sultan has approved the death penalty for homosexual acts in his country while maintaining a playboy lifestyle of his own.

Others have pushed back against boycotting the hotel, arguing that the livelihoods of its employees should trump where the money ultimately goes.

Regardless of whether you are sympathetic to the boycott, isn't it odd that the boycott—with no concessions from the Sultan—has fallen by the wayside? Celebs have gone back (including Taylor Swift and many more), and even Osbourne, who had urged her fans and friends to stay away, is reportedly currently staying at the hotel and shopping there, too.

I guess being concerned about gay rights is soooooo 2014.

I posted a polite note on Osbourne's Facebook page asking why she's had a change of heart about the hotel. It's not like there aren't a zillion others nearby.

 
Sep 12 2014
All Or Nothing: DEADLINE's Cynical Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott Take-Down Targets The Wrong Enemy Comments (0)

Daphne Richards, once a full-time manager at Chik-fil-A, was demoted and took a pay cut after a leave for a double mastectomy. The company defended its decision by saying they actually punished her for “poor performance and out of concern she wouldn't be able to handle the work load.”

Maybe not necessarily in that order, huh?

So if you didn't already hate patronizing Chik-fil-A for its corporate anti-gay stance or its ultra-conservative deference to the Bible, you might be forgiven if you decided not to eat there after hearing about this unfair action.

But you wouldn't be forgiven by Deadline. According to the popular movie-biz site, you'd just be a wide-eyed optimist at best or a hypocritical “shillbilly” at worst if you boycotted Chik-fil-A but still ate at a restaurant that has also potentially or demonstrably done something with which you disagree: Deadline has taken the stance that boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel due to its ownership by the Sultan of Brunei—who has announced the death penalty for homosexuality in his country beginning in 2016—is logically indefensible, and rather than stopping there, an article on the site goes on to personally attack some of the boycott's most high-profile proponents as hypocrites.

In the piece by David L. Robb, entitled “Beverly Shillbillies: Hollywood Hypocrites Shun Hotels While Hawking Wares To Rights Abusers,” a laundry list of instances is provided to show how some of the famous faces involved in the boycott of the hotel are happily doing business with other, similarly despicable entities:

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