creative differences

This page is about the euphemism creative differences


problems among musicians, dancers, writers, actors, etc. that make it difficult or impossible for them to work together

For example

  • The press release said the band split up because of "creative differences".

  • He was fired for being drunk onstage, but they said he quit because of "creative differences" with the play's director.

Often used euphemistically to avoid explaining the real reasons for the end of a creative relationship.

Quick Quiz

The studio cited "creative differences" as the reason for

a. firing the movie's director

b. hiring the movie's director

c. blaming the movie's director

Contributor: Matt Errey