Has higher education actually sunk this low? Yes. Yes, it has.

John Boone of E Online reports.

Michigan University Removes Pendulum Statue After Naked Students Used It to Recreate Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” Video

Miley Cyrus, the tongue-flicking “deamon” who forced your young children to watch her use “a foam finger like a dildo and lick the butt of a stuff bear” at the MTV VMAs, has now set her sights on an older generation: Your college kids.

And her weapon of mass twerkstruction was a wrecking ball. Literally.

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., boasts a pendulum statue comprised of a 42-inch steel ball hanging on a 50-foot cable (it even has its own Twitter account). Or at least GSVU used to have the wre-eheh-cking ball, before students used it to recreate Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” music video.

Total Frat Move reports, “After several naked Vines imitating Miley Cyrus, Grand Valley State University has taken down the pendulum structure better known as the GV Wrecking Ball, a campus landmark that had been up for years.”

But Miley may not be fully to blame. It seems students were riding the ball long before she rode hers. It “established a tradition for incoming freshmen (the majority of GV students have ridden the ball at least once),” TFM notes.