In a recent guest column for online movie news site Deadline, the Oscar winner suggested fans, friends and peers should stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Hotel Bel-Air and other luxury resorts to protest the imminent legalisation of laws that strip the LGBTQ community of its rights in Brunei.
Now the "Rocket Man" hitmaker is joining Clooney in his protest.
"I believe that love is love and being able to love as we choose is a basic human right," a statement from John reads. "Wherever we go, my husband David and I deserve to be treated with dignity and respect - as do each and every one of the millions of LGBTQ+ people around the world."
And he is praising Clooney for speaking out.
I commend my friend, #GeorgeClooney, for taking a stand against the anti-gay discrimination and bigotry taking place in the nation of #Brunei - a place where gay people are brutalized, or worse - by boycotting the Sultan’s hotels.https://t.co/8ymurW7hqm— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 30, 2019
"Discrimination on the basis of sexuality is plain wrong and has no place in any society," the statement adds. "That's why I commend my friend, George Clooney, for taking a stand and calling out the anti-gay discrimination and bigotry now being enshrined in law in the nation of Brunei, a place where gay people are brutalized or worse. As George has said, the Sultan of Brunei owns many luxury hotels around the world - hotels which David and I have found it impossible to visit since the Sultan's plan to push for shar'ia law in Brunei became public. Our hearts go out to the good, hardworking employees of these properties, many of whom we know to be gay."
Here are the hotels to boycott:— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 30, 2019
The Dorchester, London
45 Park Lane, London
Coworth Park, UK
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Le Meurice, Paris
Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris
Hotel Eden, Rome
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Mi
"We recognise that sovereign countries will make decisions for their own citizens," it concludes. "But we feel we must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable. We must never underestimate the power of our voices - and our actions - to spark the change we need to see."