A 25-year-old woman sparked controversy after she posted a photo on a Facebook page, of her breastfeeding her baby at her college graduation ceremony.

Karlesha Thurman posted the image to a Facebook page called Black Women Do Breastfeed. The picture went viral, when the page reposted her photo.

The California State University, Long Beach graduate was the target of harsh comments with people calling her actions "inappropriate."

However, many came forward to support her decision, including former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson.

Thurman's partner Andre Brown took to his Facebook account to support her as well.

Thurman revealed that her daughter was her motivation throughout college and that is why she wanted to share the picture.