Miley's Wrecking Ball, wrecking fun


POSTED: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 2:17pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 2:17pm

College takes away "wrecking ball" after students imitate Miley Cyrus video.

Miley Cyrus' naked ride on a wrecking ball was a little too inspirational for one Michigan College.

The school has exiled a giant metal ball artwork, sparking a student to demonstration demanding its return.

Look what you started, Miley.

"I came in like a wrecking ball..."

Kids were having a ball imitating you....

"I came in like a wrecking ball..."

And now students at Grand Valley State University in Michigan have had their ball taken away.

Actually it was a pendulum sculpture, a 500-pound sphere that had been here almost two decades.

Students yell, "We want our wrecking ball back!"

All that swinging inspired by Miley Cyrus and even Pre-Miley...

Inspired university administrators to put the ball into storage.

"Just from a safety standpoint..."

"That ball better be back soon otherwise there's gonna be a lot of students upset."

Keep your shirt on. Or at least your underwear. The students are having protests. They're leaving memorials. The wrecking ball even has its own twitter account, tweeting out "just put the ball back and no one gets hurt."

Meanwhile on line parodies have been wreaking havoc with Miley's wrecking ball re-imagining how the song should have ended.

Adding "twerk that!" and replacing Miley with Nicholas Cage.

"Of course most people don't have a wrecking ball handy so they have to improvise."

They're nailing it with tires. With a tire shaped like a horse. Substituting a light for a ball. A playground swing.

Parodies are featuring everything from homemade balls, to exercise balls, to suspended exercise balls that require one to exercise patience.

"It keeps twisting..."

"I mean have you mounted a horse before? I mean yes but one I know is not gonna fall from tree."

As for the grand valley ball, university officials say they hope to eventually relocate it. Other suggested solutions: "electrify the ball."

"...or you know what you do, grease it down."

But for now the wrecking ball remains mothballed, no more Miley Cyrus meets Tarzan.

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