Wilde paid rent boys. If we were to go to the red light and paid for sex with a consenting adult, it would be the same.If Oscar Wilde were alive today he would be accused of rape and sexual assault. Many of the boys he had sex with were under-age. And with Oscar being a rich playwright, and the boys being poor and uneducated, his actions would almost certainly be described as 'grooming' too.
Moz would empathise with Brand this morning I reckon on a merely human level. But all famous people will be cautious from now on about what they say. And that is the point.
Wilde however, similarly to Pasolini, would by definition be a peadophile today. Along with the Greek Gods and Hadrian.