“Real Time” host Bill Maher is seen at an Oscar party in Beverly Hills, California, Mar. 26, 2017. (Getty Images)
“Real Time” host Bill Maher and a guest went after George Clooney on Friday night the actor is the talk of this week for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei in response to that country’s anti-gay policy on the basis of the Sharia.
In a column published this week on the Deadline, Clooney urged the rest of Hollywood to prevent the affairs of the sultan’s nine luxury hotels, including the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, because of the murderous regime let gays be stoned to death.
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“Every time that we stay in, or take meetings, or dine in one of these nine hotels that we are putting money directly in the pockets of the men who choose to stone and whip to the death of their own citizens, gay or accused of adultery,” Clooney wrote.
But during a “Real-Time” panel discussion, Maher said Clooney’s call for a boycott “really bothered” him.
“It is chickens**t tokenism,” He said. “What about Saudi Arabia? If you really want to return to them, stop driving, no use of oil.”
George Clooney’s call for a boycott of the luxury Beverly Hills Hotel was mocked as a “chickensh– tokensim,” by “Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday night.
Panelist S. E. Cupp, a CNN host, called Clooney “hypocrite” points out that Hollywood has “a ton of business” with the United Arab Emirates, another country, whose laws have been criticized.
“It is the Sharia, which is a version of the law in most Muslim-majority countries,” Maher continued. “And if you want to be against, you know, speaks openly and honestly about standing up for liberal principles.”
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The HBO star added that liberal activist Clooney is a “really smart guy” who knows of the problems in the Middle East, but came to the conclusion that the Oscar-winner “virtue alert” in the end, it will not have much impact.
“The idea that the Sultan of Brunei is about the revenue from the Polo Lounge .. ‘Oh no, we have only sold two soups today,'” Maher joked.