Credit: Vine Photo: Pendulum Removed From College Campus

The students at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, weren’t all that original when they rode a pendulum art installation on campus like Miley Cyrus, but since it’s been taken down, a movement has been formed to #reinstalltheball.

The pop singer’s newest video for her single “Wrecking Ball” depicts her scantily clad — or sometimes completely naked — body riding a wrecking ball while singing her sorrowful song. The song’s heartfelt lyrics have probably inspired many around the world who are going through a tough relationship, but it seems that more people have just been inspired to make Vine videos of themselves riding items similar to wrecking balls while belting out the words.

For example, one amazing Vine totally “nailed it” when a naked guy swinging on a tire swung into a wooden fence to Miley’s single. According to Fox 17, GVSU officials report that they decided to take down the art piece on their campus for “safety reasons” after several Vines were made of students riding it or jumping onto it to the same tune.

Needless to say, the students want it back, and they’re going to great lengths to make it so. The Twitter handle @GVSUwreckingbal [sic] has been created, t-shirts are being made, vigils have been held, and the hashtag #reinstalltheball exists. There’s nothing like college pride!



Sources: Fox 17, Vine, Twitter


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