James Clement: "It's called editing! I love it. It's called TV, baby. It is amazing. I love everything reality—I watch Project Runway, I watch everything—you can't believe how they're being portrayed on TV. It's wonderful how people walk up to me and say, 'You're being so mean.' Really? I'm being mean because I'm saying let's work as a team? Come on. Obviously, that's just craziness.
But it hurt my mama's feelings. Poor thing. [She said:] 'Oh, they're being mean to my baby. You look like you're crazy!' That's the thing that's upsetting about it. Besides that, I love it. 'Cause it's TV. I like the way they manipulate stuff in their own light. Honestly, in China I was waaay more aggressive, because it sucked in China. If you didn't work as a team, I kinda got on you. But they made it look like I was a great person, [while in Heroes vs. Villains] they made it seem like I was the evilest thing ever. Survivor giveth and Survivor taketh away."
James Clement: "It's crazy how people use political correctness and social manner to their own benefit. Because for the life of me, I don't see how one person saying 'Hey, let's work as a team' [is wrong]. For them to be coming in such an aggressive nature towards me, [I was] like, 'Wow. Why you doing that? That's just not acceptable.'
You can try to say that I'm being rude—my girlfriend says I have 'tone issues' and people have told me the way I come across sometimes might be a little bit rough—but if you listen to what I'm saying, I'm trying to work together. The more you win, the more you have fun, the more stuff you get, the better camp life is gonna be.
My voice might be a little bit deeper, and I'm from Louisiana, I might be a little bit louder. But don't let [the others'] happy sweet voices fool you. They're saying the same things.
Aside from the banana etiquette, I really learned a lot these last couple years. I didn't realize I come across as aggressive. I thought that was just how I sound."