If I was misquoted saying this in a newspaper:
“If there is a supportive home environment, the evidence is that eating disorders will not follow. Eating disorders, like anorexia, largely develop in the homes of white middle-class girls with controlling mothers, and the child reclaims control with how she eats. That shouldn’t happen if a child feels cared for and is taught to take ownership of their diet.”
I'm not exaggerating when I say that a paragraph like that in a newspaper, no matter how innocently or ignorantly published, could help kill a patient. The parent who reads that paragraph will assume it is true and it will feed every fear they already have. They may delay seeking care, thinking the problem lies within and is unfixable, worsening the prognosis. They may accept care that marginalizes them and blames them - which is abundant. They may back off in supporting their loved one in fear that their influence will only harm. They may reject the clinicians who don't blame them - and waste time during treatment wallowing in guilt.
This isn't benign. It is a pernicious and dangerous line of thinking that so many people have worked so hard to fight.
If you are quoted as saying it, even if you didn't, you own it. I know what I'd do. How about you?