Hollywood Quits Anti-Sharia Boycott, All-In for NC Trans Boycott
May 20, 2016
Breitbart) – In April 2014, Hollywood took a stand against Islamic sharia law.
Celebrities and industry power players initiated a boycott against the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel, whose owner, the Sultan of Brunei, had just implemented sharia law, which allows for the stoning of gay people, in his country.
For a time, the boycott — led by big-name stars like Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno, and by organizations like the Motion Picture & Television Fund and Human Rights Campaign — was extraordinarily successful. Just after it began, the Hollywood Reportervisited the hotel’s iconic Polo Lounge — a favorite spot for industry power meetings — andfound it almost completely empty during what would have ordinarily been a busy lunch rush.
A short time later, musician John Legend skipped what was to be a star-studded party in his honor in solidarity with the boycott (the party eventually went on without Legend).