LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08:  Kim Kardashian attends as Nicole Richie, Rivka Sophia Rossi, Hayden Slater and friends host Marianne Williamson, Independent Candidate for Congress, CA 33 event at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery on April 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
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Kardashians move bridal shower over Brunei anti-gay laws

2014-05-13
kardashians_2011_a_lThe Kardashians have cancelled a planned bridal shower for Kim at the Beverly Hills Hotel in protest against Brunei's recently implemented anti-gay laws. Kim was due to celebrate her engagement to US rapper Kanye West with a bridal shower at the hotel on Saturday (May 10), but organisers of the bash - mum Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney and Khloe - decided to change the venue as part of the ongoing boycott, E! reports. The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, owns the iconic Los Angeles hotel, as well as numerous other properties worldwide, including the ‘Dorchester Collection’ chain of hotels. Last month (April), he introduced new laws that make anal sex punishable with death by stoning, alongside other offences like rape, adultery, extramarital sexual relations for Muslims. Meanwhile, the Motion Picture Television Fund have confirmed plans to withdraw next year’s pre-Oscars party from the Beverly Hills Hotel over their “deep concern” over the new Brunei legislation. Chat show host Jay Leno was among those protesting against the Sultan of Brunei’s new anti-gay laws outside the Beverly Hill Hotels last week (May 5). Ellen DeGeneres has also confirmed she is boycotting the hotel following the introduction of Brunei’s anti-gay laws. Sharon Osbourne urges fans to join Brunei hotel boycott Stephen Fry boycotts Ascot hotel over Brunei anti-gay law LGBT group boycott LA hotel over Brunei anti-gay law