The US Vogue Editor In Chief Anna Wintour will shun Le Meurice Hotel over Sultan of Brunei’s anti-gay laws.
Anna Wintour joins other VIPs and Celebs who are currently boycotting The Dorchester Collection of Hotels, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who has implemented Sharia Law in his country.
Ms. Wintour released a statement to the New York Times saying, ‘While I am sensitive to the potential impact that this issue may have on the wonderful staff at Le Meurice, I cannot in all good conscience stay there, nor can Vogue’s editors.’
Ms. Wintour was due to stay at Le Meurice during Paris Fashion Week.
The Sultan of Brunei, has confirmed that he will continue his adoption of a Sharia criminal code in his country.
This law carries harsh penalties for adultery and sodomy – which could includes death by stoning for homosexuals.
SHARIA WHAT DOES IT MEAN:
Islam’s legal system, derived from the Koran
Informs every aspect of Muslims’ lives
Islamic jurists issue formal guidance through fatwas, or religious edicts
Sharia law includes provisions for capital and corporal punishment but modern scholars say getting to that stage can be difficult
Marriage is treated as a contract in Islam
From The BBC
The boycott on the group, is backed by several high-profile people including Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno and Richard Branson. The collection includes locations such as London’s The Dorchester and Los Angeles’ The Beverly Hill’s