Dami Im’s new music video has been deemed too “sexually provocative” to promote on Facebook.

Im, who won the fifth season of The X Factor Australia in 2013, released the video for her new single Crying Underwater yesterday.

But when the singer’s management team tried to promote the video on Facebook with a paid advertisement, the request was rejected by the social media site.

“This ad isn’t running because it is sexually provocative or overly suggestive,” Facebook’s reply said.

media_cameraDami Im’s new music video is a little too raunchy for Facebook.

In the music video, Im is singing on a beach and rolling around fully clothed in the water.

The singer, who has spoken openly in the past about her Christian faith, was actually in church yesterday when she discovered the Facebook ad had been blocked.

“When I saw the email I was surprised but also had to have a laugh,” Im told news.com.au today. “Anyone who knows me knows I’m way too much of a dag for any of my videos to be considered explicit or raunchy!

“I feel the clip captures the essence of song, reflecting the mental anguish of having to mask your sadness and emotions in today’s society.”

Crying Underwater is Im’s first single since Fighting For Love, which she released in 2016 after finishing second in Eurovision.

Dami Im performing during the Eurovision Song Contest.media_cameraDami Im performing during the Eurovision Song Contest.

“After I sang it (for the first time in front of a crowd) I couldn’t stop my tears from coming,” Im told the Courier Mail recently. “I thought, ‘Wow I’m finally here, I get to share myself’. It was really emotional.

“I’ve always been a songwriter, since I was a teen. But after winning X Factor in 2013 and being signed to a label, all that pressure, it stopped me from songwriting the way I used to — just being honest and deep. I kind of lost touch with that for a while.”

Im is currently on her national Dreamer Tour which runs through to mid-November.

Originally published as Star’s new music video ‘too sexy’