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Michigan University Removes Pendulum Statue After Naked Students Used It to Recreate Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" Video

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Miley Cyrus, the tongue-flicking "deamon" who forced your young children to watch her use "a foam finger like a dildo and lick the butt of a stuff bear" at the MTV VMAs, has now set her sights on an older generation: Your college kids.

And her weapon of mass twerkstruction was a wrecking ball. Literally.

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., boats a pendulum statue comprised of a 42-inch steel ball hanging on a 50-foot cable (it even has its own Twitter account). Or at least GVSU used to have the wre-eh-eh-cking ball, before students used it to recreate Miley's "Wrecking Ball" music video.

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Total Frat Move reports, "After several naked Vines imitating Miley Cyrus, Grand Valley State University has taken down the pendulum structure better known as the GV Wrecking Ball, a campus landmark that had been up for years."

But Miley may not be fully to blame. It seems students were riding the ball long before she rode hers. It "established a tradition for incoming freshmen (the majority of GV students have ridden the ball at least once)," TFM notes.

Though before Miley released her ode to the state, the bros probably weren't naked.

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Now, the University has seemingly said, ‘No ‘Wrecking Ball' for ANYONE." It has been removed.

Grand Valley head of facilities Tim Thimmesh told local Fox 17 that the pendulum was removed for "safety reasons" and before the school would consider putting it back, it will be assessed for the "integrity of the installation." (Spoiler alert, Timbo: That installation has no shame or integrity.)

"They took me down..." the GVSU Wrecking Ball tweeted. "Bye friends ‪#Crying" 

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But Grand Valley students aren't giving up without a fight. While a twerk-in (like a sit in, but no one stops twerking till they get what they want) has yet to be proposed, #REINSTALLTHEBALL is quickly gaining traction on Twitter. 

Others are happy to point a finger at Miley Cyrus: 

‪"@MileyCyrus should come to Grand Valley to do a free concert for indirectly taking our ‪@GVSUWreckingBal away," one GVSU student demanded. "‪#apologize ‪#or ‪#concert." 

Maybe you should have thought about that before you got your big ball taken away, Grand Valley. What's naked Miley supposed to swing around on now?!

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