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A night at the deserted, blacklisted
Beverly Hills Hotel

New York Post, by Maureen Callahan

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Posted By:mitzi, 5/17/2014 10:24:53 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — There’s an old saying that The Beverly Hills Hotel is where you go to be seen, and the Hotel Bel-Air — its sister establishment — is where you go to hide out. For the first time in more than 100 years, that’s no longer true — because there is almost no one to see, or to see you, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Ten days have passed since Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Osbourne, Kim Kardashian and other great geopolitical thinkers engaged in a boycott here. Their stance: The hotel is owned by the Sultan of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/17/2014 10:27:57 PM     (No. 9852838)

A couple of days ago, Time Magazine had an article about the hotel:

Among other things, the new Brunei laws will eventually punish gay people with death by stoning. Given the barbaric nature of this punishment and the fact that the Beverly Hills Hotel offers elaborate same-sex wedding packages, protestors say the Sultan’s actions are deeply offensive and hypocritical.

Fine. But speaking of hypocrisy, how about the Plaza Hotel in New York City or the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, Ariz. or the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco? Those are partly owned by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, a country that also has Sharia law and criminalizes gay sex. And yet, no one is protesting those. Or how about boycotting Mariah Carey, who performed at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by the Sultan of Brunei’s son earlier this year, months after the Sultan announced his intention to implement the new Sharia penal code back in October 2013?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 5/17/2014 10:37:42 PM     (No. 9852843)

As usual, liberals are engaging in a meaningless gesture which makes them feel good about themselves, but which really effects no one except the people who have to do real work for a living.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: aasilver, 5/17/2014 10:44:51 PM     (No. 9852847)

The Clinton Foundation has been and is funded by the Sultan of Brunei and the Saudi Princes. Let´s see if these moron Libs picket Bubba and PIAPS.

I don´t think so.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/17/2014 10:47:23 PM     (No. 9852850)

Interesting that the Beverly Hills and Bel Air Hotels are also the last non-union hotels, and the unions have been trying to organize them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/17/2014 10:55:11 PM     (No. 9852854)

Funny. None of these people seem to have a problem with Sharia law creeping into our country, CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, or Benghazi.

What despicable hypocrites! Surprised Leno is involved in this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/17/2014 10:57:03 PM     (No. 9852856)

4, are you intimating that there may be a hidden agenda here? Oh my - that´s just so hard to believe...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/17/2014 11:00:39 PM     (No. 9852857)

#5 - The Beverly Hills Hotel is in their backyard. They can make a "statement" and get a bit of publicity without leaving home.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 5/17/2014 11:28:52 PM     (No. 9852864)

Hollywood is full of racists and Islamophobes, they hate Muslims and here is the proof. the N.Y.Post is complicit because they highlighted this story. People have been offended here it should be duly noted. There should be consequences they should get bad marks on their SAG cards!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/17/2014 11:29:44 PM     (No. 9852866)

I care less about what the sultan does in his country and more about what the prince owns in ours.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janjan, 5/17/2014 11:41:03 PM     (No. 9852869)

Hollywood´s little boycott is completely meaningless to everyone but the people who work there. But what´s a little collateral damage compared to feeling like a good liberal?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 5/17/2014 11:54:38 PM     (No. 9852881)

I don´t understand.

Homosexuals are routinely persecuted, tortured and killed in muslim countries on a daily basis. Yet, lie-berals defend islam as the "religion of peace", while attacking Christians on a regular basis.

How is what this sultan is doing anything different than happens all over the muslim world?

Lie-berals just have absolutely no capability of applying logic, reason or facts to anything...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/18/2014 1:39:45 AM     (No. 9852924)

#5, Leno´s wife, Mavis, is very active in causes having to do with women´s freedoms around the world.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/18/2014 5:26:29 AM     (No. 9852970)

Psst, Jay, Ellen, Sharon,...
Any idea what´s going to go down for the women of Afghanistan in the next few years as obama precipitously vacates that place? Your big problem then of course will be that Afghani´s, unlike the Sultan, don´t own much high profile U.S. real estate that you can limo up to and protest so righteously in front of.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NJVol, 5/18/2014 8:30:12 AM     (No. 9853099)

I wonder if these multimillionairs will pony up some dough to help the bellboys and busboys and chambermaids who will be hurt by their boycott (a boycott with which I do not disagree, but libs never seem to think of unintended consequences or collateral damage).

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