Miley's 'Wrecking Ball' wrecks Michigan college statue
September 18th, 2013
09:37 AM ET

Miley's 'Wrecking Ball' wrecks Michigan college statue

Miley Cyrus might've torn down more than a few walls with her "Wrecking Ball" video.

The 20-year-old pop star has been accused of many things in recent weeks - including scarring the minds of children with her August performance at the MTV Video Music Awards - but she's now being fingered as helping to remove a landmark from a Michigan college campus.

According to CNN affiliate WZZM, Grand Valley State University has decided to remove a giant pendulum sculpture on its main campus after some students tried to re-create Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video. In case you somehow missed it, the pop star spends part of the top-viewed video riding a wrecking ball in the nude (she does have shoes on, though).

The sculpture was installed in 1995, and it's not uncommon for students to climb on it, WZZM reports. But lately, "several students climbed on the ball naked" in presumed attempts at copying Cyrus' video.

But it sounds like it might not be gone forever - the university's associate vice president of facilities services told WZZM that the ball was taken down "so its structural integrity could be examined."

"We've been reviewing this over the last couple of weeks, trying to decide whether we really need to look at structural integrity of the installation," the VP said. "We decided to have the ball removed and put into storage for now."

Some GVSU students are protesting the sculpture's removal, and gathered Tuesday night with chants of "Wrecking Ball!"

Filed under: Celebrities • Miley Cyrus • Music

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  1. Elf Odin

    If only Miley Cyrus could be placed in storage.

    October 1, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Amboy Duke

    How do kids get into college being Miley Cyrus fans? I mean, aren't they supposed to be of "above average" intelligence? Their taste in music says other wise.

    September 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enjoying Life

      With a screen name like "Amboy Duke" you certainly have no room to criticize the musical tastes of others!
      Ted is an "OK" guitar player, but he really sucks as a songwriter! Even Miley writes better songs than Ted Nugent!

      October 9, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. ProjectoCalls

    Miley always looks so unhappy.

    September 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • RonchieBoy

      Did you see the part of the article where it says she got fingered,lol

      September 20, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Finger

      that's as far as it goes with Miley–12 years now right?

      September 22, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. giggy

    Achy Breachy heart no 1 for months

    September 19, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. jamesnyc

    No matter what people think about why she did it, her song is now on the top of the charts and she is laughing all the way to the bank. That one #1 single will keep her rich for a very long time so get over it.

    September 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chris

    She is taking advantage of her success and marketing her way to the top! its a business and she is an amazing marketer of her image..... look at blondie... joan jet...madonna.... britney ... kristina.... they all went down this same road and they came out the other side very wealthy....... congrats on her success!

    September 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chuck

    She went from cute, amazing and talented, to "Just another Madona Wannabe"
    Hollywood cut and paste personality.

    Trash in, trash out

    September 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anthony "Hebrew National" Weiner

      When was she ever "amazing" or "talented"?

      September 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tyrannosaurus


    September 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. barbara

    Gee Miley are you happy with what an awful example you are to young girls. You made history alright, but not the good kind. In trying to get rid of your good girl image you've gone to the other extreme and come off as a raunchy pig.

    September 18, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Vyradder

      The good girl image that you seem to cherish was a Disney product. Even now, her image is determined by hired professionals. Who knows what the real Miley is like, though judging by her recent interviews, it's much closer to her current image than her Disney one.

      September 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Albert

    What's up with the cross-eyed crazy look on the CD cover?!? Miley actually looked at that and thought it was attractive?

    September 18, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. really

    Couldn't we just put Cyrus,thicke and all those people at MTV on a plane to russsia,they can stay with snowden,I dont know which of them has caused the most damage to america.

    September 18, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      YAY A fellow anti-Thicke person!!! I thought I was the only one!!

      September 18, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. M.A.P.

    Sounds like they had other reasons to remove it. CNN just trying to Make Miley the no.1 entertainment story again. Come back when she's on crack or a lesbian, this isn't controversy.

    September 18, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |

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