Has anyone figured out the reasoning behind her comment about cleaning out people's workspaces?
I'm guessing a producer told her to say it. Sort of like when a designer calls out, "five more minutes!" Production people are running the schedule in shuffling them all to and from the workspace.
I agree that AJ meant "thanks for the feedback" when he thanked the judges for their negative comments. He seemed pretty nervous and awkward.
In the extended judging, however, Betsey J criticizes Gretchen's outfit for being too normal, Gretchen says she likes making normal clothes and concludes, "so, thank you!". She may not have meant it this way, but it came off very "I don't care what you think." If only Betsey would have said, "that's not a compliment"!
And, I'm NOT an AJ defender here; that moment when he mentioned the model's measurements was cringe-worthy and rude. But if I remember right, the judges hadn't criticized the fit but the fact that she looked boxy. He took it to mean "not curvy" when he should have just accepted that it was not a flattering design.