Pendulum Statue Removed After College Kids Ride it Like Miley

Grand Valley State University officials in Allendale, Michigan removed a famous landmark on campus Tuesday morning due to “safety reasons.” The Pendulum Statue, a 42-inch steel ball hanging from a 50-foot cable, has been the vessel for many nude rides this week thanks to the release of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" video.

The nude rides look like this:

The associate vice president of facilities services at GVSU, Tim Thimmesch, said “the sculpture was removed so structural integrity could be reviewed.” GVSU students, desperately clinging to their Internet stardom in the face of structural danger, staged powerful protests Tuesday evening that included making Vine videos while singing around an empty pit where the pendulum used to be.

Because meaningful protests are what college is about, you know?

[Screenshot via Paul Bennett/Vine]