Real Time host Bill Maher and a guest went to George Clooney on Friday night after the actor's call for a boycott of fancy hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei in response to this country's anti-gay policy under the law "Sharia"
In a column on deadlines released this week, Clooney called on the rest of Hollywood not to bother the Sultan's nine luxury hotels, including the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, as gay people are stoned to death by a murderous regime allowed.
BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL BRACES FOR FRESH CELEBRITY BOYCOTT AFTER GEORGE CLOONEY CRITICIZES SULTAN OF THE BRUNEI OWNER FOR THE SHARIA LAW
The pockets of men who choose to hate and beat their own citizens because Clooney wrote.
But during a podium discussion on "Real Time," Maher Clooney's call f or a boycott actually "bothered him."
"It's chickens, not tokenism." Maher said, "What about Saudi Arabia? If you really want to go back to them, stop driving and do not use oil."
Panelist S.E. Cupp, a CNN host called Clooney "hypocritical," points out that Hollywood is "doing a lot of business with the United Arab Emirates, another nation whose laws have been criticized."
"It's Sharia Law, a version of the law in most Muslim countries," Maher continued, "and if you want to be against it, speak openly and honestly that you are committed to liberal principles."
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The HBO star added that Liberal activist Clooney is a "really clever guy" who knows about Middle East issues knows, but concluded that the "virtue mark" of the Oscar winner will ultimately have no effect.
"This notion that the Sultan of Brunei passes over the receipts from Iraq Polo Lounge. "Oh no, we only sold two soups today," Maher joked.