Ginagamit ng mga supporters ng isang vice presidential candidate sa campaign ad nito ang publicity photo nina James Reid at Nadine Lustre para pelikula nilang This Time.
Walang pahintulot ng Viva Artists Agency ang paggamit sa litrato nina James at Nadine dahil walang sinuman sa mga kandidato ang sinusuportahan o ipinangangampanya ng dalawa.
Kaya, naglabas sila ng statement bilang paalaala sa lahat.
“This is to inform the public that Viva Artists Agency Inc. (VAA) and its artists, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, are not endorsing, supporting nor affiliated with any candidate for the 2016 Philippine elections.
“Any materials featuring the name, image or likeness of Mr. Reid and Ms. Lustre endorsing or supporting any political candidate were released and exhibited without the consent of Viva Artists Agency, Mr. Reid and Miss Lustre.”