Ribbons in support of Nassar survivors taken down at MSU

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jul 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-28 21:45:54-04

Teal ribbons posted across campus at Michigan State University were taken down Saturday.

The ribbons were posted in support of survivors of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

MSU says they’re being removed because they’re attracting gypsy months.

It’s a problem because the moths are laying eggs on the ribbons which can attack the trees.

Many, including survivors and their family, are worried about the removal.

"To see them, it has brought so much awareness to this subject and sadly with them being taken down they are not going to have that reminder," said Leslie Miller, mother of a Nassar survivor.

The MSU Museum is collecting all of the ribbons. They plan to add them to a portion of the museum dedicated to survivors.

The museum says it's all in an effort to make sure no one forgets what happened.