Naging kontrobersiyal ang pagbisita ni Nora Aunor sa GMA-7 kahapon, August 5, kung saan nag-guest siya sa radio program at show ng kanyang kaibigan at tumatayong manager na si German Moreno.
Ang kanyang larawan kasama sina GMA Films president Annette Gozon-Abrogar at vice president for program management na si Joey Abacan ay umani ng reaksiyon mula sa executives ng TV5, na gagawa ng mini-serye para sa aktres.
Tila nagamit sa promo ng Tween Academy: Class of 2011 ang Superstar, na pinasuot ng jacket at pinapirma ng fansign na may playdate ng naturang pelikula. (CLICK HERE to read related story)
Subalit nilinaw ni Angel Javier ng corporate communications ng GMA-7, na walang intensiyon ang mga executives na gamitin si Ate Guy para sa promo.
Maging sila daw ay nagulat sa pagdating ni Ate Guy sa opisina ni Abacan. Kung nalaman lang daw sana nila na idadaan siya ni Kuya Germs, sana ay nabilhan man lamang siya ng bouquet of flowers.
Subalit dahil sa ito’y biglaan, binigyan na lamang ang Superstar ng jacket bilang "souvenir."
Narito ang statement na ipinaabot ni Abacan sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal):
"We were very happy when Kuya Germs brought Ms. Nora Aunor to our office before going to his radio show. A lot of people took their photos with Ms. Nora Aunor. We wanted to give her something and so we gave her a Tween jacket. We also gave her companions Tween jackets.
"Being the Superstar that she is, Ms. Nora Aunor showed her wholehearted support to the film industry.
"Kuya Germs assured us that she is not exclusive to any film company. That is why, we had a photo with her with a fan sign. Be it as it may, the photo was never intended to be distributed to the press or shown on TV.
"It is unfortunate that it is now the subject of press articles. This was never our intent.
"It was not us who made a big deal out of it in public.
"However, we only have fondness, respect, and admiration to Ms. Nora Aunor for showing her wholehearted support to young stars and to the Philippine movie industry.
"We hope that we will be able to contribute in our own way to the continued growth of the Philippine movie industry.
"I’m sure the Tweens generation will be very proud that the Superstar gave them a fansign."