My best friend Allison and I wanted to take our babies out to lunch a few days ago after our baby class but there were so many paparazzi swarming us, it would have really scared them. Instead we had to feed them at her place and put them down for a nap. We were planning on taking them to the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is where we always go because they respect not having any paparazzi drive onto their property, but I reminded Allison that my bridal shower was moved from that hotel due to the actions of the Sultan of Brunei. Allison shared with me her view on the situation and we 100% agree that the actions and law enforcements of the Sultan are completely against everything we believe in.

However, I started to realize that maybe boycotting the hotel isn’t the best solution either. For a sultan that has 20 billion dollars, this loss of business doesn’t even make a dent in his fortunes. But the hotel staff are being negatively affected every day with the boycott that has gone on for weeks now… We shouldn’t punish the amazing hard-working people who have been so good to us for years! When I was a little girl, I would ride my bike to the Beverly Hills Hotel on the weekends to eat downstairs in the coffee shop with my dad, and some of the same people still work there! It’s sad to see them suffering from this protest.

There must be other ways to express our views without punishing the workers, some who I know personally have families at home and depend on the city’s business and tips to survive. When I was pregnant, the hotel was my safe haven. There’s one waitress that works downstairs who was also pregnant at the same time as me and due just a few weeks apart. We would always share our pregnancy stories with each other. I know for a fact she has a new baby at home that she has to feed, so this boycott is affecting her tremendously. The hotel is a piece of LA’s history as well as many of our own personal memories.

I support Rose McGowan and Russell Crowe’s takes on this matter. The unjust treatment and violation of rights of the LGBT community around the world is never justified and I will continue to proudly support the LGBT community in every way imaginable. I do believe though that instead of this boycott, there has to be another solution. I’m glad to hear that industry executives like Jeffrey Katzenberg and Casey Wasserman are reaching out to leaders of the hotel chain to discuss a way to potentially end the protest. I hope we can come together and stand up for our beliefs while still making sure good people aren’t wrongfully hurt in the process. Boycotting the hotel won’t affect the sultan, just our dear friends who work there. For every warm smile when they greet us and for all the dedication they put in to make our experiences more enjoyable, I hope we can return the same love and compassion to make sure they’re not forgotten during this protest. Xo

With love,
Kim

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  2. jrdanriver  |   Posted on Jun 23rd

    You rule Kim! Sweet and thoughtful, a lot of people forget to look at a situation from all angles.

  3. rezp  |   Posted on Jun 23rd

    Sorry but that is gross. These people in Brunei are going to be stoned to death for being gay and all you can think about is you had to change your lunch plans? How selfish. If you are so concerned about the employees there (your “friends”) why not help try to find them other jobs or is that too big of an inconvenience? If you really care more about where you have lunch than supporting gay rights go ahead and eat there, just don’t try to make excuses for it.

    • EvaHobie  |   Posted on Jun 23rd

      Pump your brakes sweetie! Two of my three kids Are Gay so I am Totally for gay/equal rights…however I think Kim’s commentary was Right On and I applaud her on her insight and compassion for the employees of the Beverly Hills Hotel…it’s totally true that a boycott against this hotel isn’t going to impact this guy at all and only hurts the people that make a living working there. I think you Totally missed her point because you’re probably a hater when it comes to Kim…her point was Not about her having to change her lunch plans due to picture hounds…it was about her reflecting and sharing her thoughts for the employees that she has known for years and “their” livelihood! I have been to this hotel for drinks with friends and the people there have always been Very nice and I Would go there again no problem even having gay children that mean the world to me. That dumb f&#k is gonna have his stupid ass close minded views whether we spend money at the Beverly Hills Hotel or not so why make the poor workers that haven’t done a damn thing suffer?! I thought her view very mature and compassionate towards others and you and your hate turned it into poor selfish Kimmy having to change her lunch plans NOT!

      • billypollina  |   Posted on Jun 24th

        Congrats on having gay kids but that doesn’t automatically make your right. Fact, the boycott is working. The US ambassador to Brunei has said so. The sultan isn’t worried about money, he’s worried about image and his image and brand have been decimated and this has made him stand up and notice. The pressure from Hollywood as the hotel likes to call it is making the murdering Sultan think twice about owning these properties. Fact, the employees are NOT suffering. The hotel management has guaranteed their wages and tips throughout the boycott. So before you go giving yourself an award for being “totally for gay/equal rights” check your facts. You are IN FACT supporting a dictator who would murder your children. Enjoy your Cobb salad.

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  7. billypollina  |   Posted on Jun 24th

    Dear Ms. Kardashian, I’m sorry lunch at your favorite hotel is more important to you than the lives of Bruneian LGBTs and Women. I’m sorry you don’t realize that the employees are in fact NOT suffering because the hotel has guaranteed their wages and tips throughout the boycott. I’m sorry you misquote Jeffrey Katzenberg and Casey Wasserman. What Messieurs Wasserman and Katzenberg are doing are working to have the Sultan divest himself of the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bel Air Hotel not end the boycott so you can have a Cobb Salad again. They recognize that having a man who supports stoning LGBTs until they are bloody and dead own this “a piece of LA’s history” hotel is wrong and disgusting. I’m sorry that you don’t understand the full impact of supporting a man who would have you, Ms. Kardashian, flogged until you were bloody and screaming for mercy because you had a child out of wedlock. I’m especially sorry for your child who now has a mother who has put her own selfish comfort in front of basic human rights. You are no supporter of the LGBT community Ms. Kardashian. You are no supporter of Women’s rights mam. You are now, by this one horrible decision, the proud supporter of a murdering dictator. Enjoy your Cobb salad.

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  9. JacobSemans  |   Posted on Jun 24th

    Hi Kim!
    I feel your compassion for the plight of the employees at the properties affected by the boycott. It’s comforting to have familiar faces in familiar places. It also makes their potential hardships more personal. That’s a sign of a loving heart.

    Hows about creating a relief fund for the employees? It’s probably complicated, but if anyone is business savvy and has access to effective business minds – it’s you.

    Perhaps there is a way to serve the employees and a perspective that supports global human rights. The boycott is an opportunity to join a world voice that is educating individuals on the importance of a basic global standard of human dignity and freedom.

    Thoughts?

    Best,
    Jacob

  10. Michael Stone  |   Posted on Jun 24th

    KIM IS WRONG…The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has pointed out that The Beverly Hills Hotel leadership promised to guarantee the jobs, incomes and gratuities of its employees following the uproar over the Sultan of Brunei’s draconian laws. In an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter this month, HRC Vice President Jeff Krehely said the sultan was turning his employees into ‘human shields’:

    Dorchester [Collection -- the hotel group that runs The Beverly Hills Hotel] has said that its employees are the “victims” of these [protests] and that only they would feel the financial impact of Americans taking business elsewhere. Now the company has begun to parade employees — some of whom would be subjected to the laws in Brunei — and their stories into the media and online.

    The ploy comes despite assurances that the company has guaranteed the jobs, income, gratuities and benefits of all of its employees during the controversy. This stands in stark contrast to its claim that actions against the sultan’s hotels will result in a big income loss for its staff. Its leadership is talking out of both sides of their mouths. Given the guarantees, how will its staff actually be impacted?

    We urge Hollywood to see past this smokescreen. With $20 billion in the bank, the sultan can afford to support his employees. But what his company cannot afford to do — if it wishes to fix its badly damaged reputation — is continue to shamefully use its employees in a deceptive effort to shield the sultan from criticism.

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