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Melissa Gorga strolled around Times Square this week for a few hours, although even the most loyal Real Housewives of New Jersey fans would not have recognized her.

That’s because the reality star donned a fat suit for a segment that will air on Entertainment Tonight Thursday. The goal? To look like a 400-pound woman and prove that society treats the overweight different than the beautiful.

The real Melissa Gorga wants to set a body standard impossible for the average woman to live up to. The fake Melissa Gorga was to look like she cares.

Of course, this could have been done in another way: by featuring actual overweight women. But that wouldn’t have made Gorga look like an understanding, sympathetic human being, would it?

What do you think of this fat suit feature? It’s…