Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd said she’s tired of people oversexualizing the band, telling Central Mo News:
“We are oversexualized – that’s never gonna change. That’s just how people are.
“I could go out wearing a fucking potato sack. I wear more onstage than most people wear to church.
“There are other women in this industry who wear way less than us, but for some reason, we’re still the ones who are oversexualized. It’s not gonna change. I don’t care.”
When the interviewer said the band is most likely oversexualized due to their nipple tape stage, Heidi replied:
“Well, yeah, I understand that. But [we only did that for] six months in 2011.”
Asked if the music industry has become more accepting of female musicians since Butcher Babies started out, the band’s second vocalist Carla Harvey replied:
“I think they’re more accepting because they have to be, ’cause there’s so many powerful women in the industry right now.”