In probably the least shocking college story of the summer, school officials at Grand Valley State University have decided to take down a sculpture of a large steel ball attached to 15-feet of steel cable because it resembles a wrecking ball. “Wrecking Ball” is also the name of Miley Cyrus’ new hit single and video which features her naked on a wrecking ball. Put two and two together – please, I failed College Algebra twice – and what do you get? A bunch of naked students trying to swing on the steel ball like America’s favorite twerker.
GVSU officials claim that the removal of the sculpture is a safety precaution, but I’m pretty sure it also has a lot to do with a bunch of bros mushroom stamping what’s supposed to be art.
“We really do need to verify the structural integrity right now, and consider the safety ramifications and look whether there’s a better way to install it,” said Tim Thimmesch, associate vice president of facilities services.
The steel ball, which hangs from about 15-feet of steel cable, had been in place outside the Seymour and Esther Padnos Hall of Science for the past 18 years, he said. It was taken to a storage unit off campus. (Via Michigan Live)
Meanwhile, because no good story can end without a Twitter parody, there is now a GVSU Wrecking Ball account retweeting students who are upset about the removal of the sculpture.