BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Gay rights activists on Wednesday called for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, citing the hotel owner’s ties to alleged “state-sponsored homophobia.”

The group Dump The Beverly Hills Hotel released a video urging supporters to stop patronizing the landmark resort due to its ownership by the Sultan of Brunei, a country in Southeast Asia where homosexuality is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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Billionaire Hassan al-Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah first purchased the property in 1987 for $185 million from previous owners Marvin and Barbara Davis.

The campaign video is accompanied by a public letter that starts with the greeting “Dear Beverly Hills Hotel” and calls on supporters to neither “eat, meet or sleep” at the hotel.

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“The Beverly Hills Hotel’s owners don’t believe in equality, but they love to take our money,” the statement read. “If we wouldn’t eat at Chik-Fil-A, why would we dine at the Beverly Hills Hotel?”

Last year, gay rights groups launched a nationwide boycott of Chik-Fil-A after president Dan Cathy made public comments on his support for traditional marriage.

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There was no immediate response to a request for comment from the Beverly Hills Hotel.