No, I think you make a good point about character analysis Stefi. Oscar, imho, understood the concept of 'branding' before it was a method that our modern world kind of takes for granted. People who create YT channels often study marketing and the idea of 'branding' becomes a more widespread tool in an effort to get public awareness.
I tend towards appreciating a fair look at things and it doesn't really impact my opinion of Mr.Wilde's talents. But I do kind of think it's important to recognize that he had a few things that if he did not have them, I'm not convinced he would've been as well known.
For one, he moved in certain circles that gained him contacts and opportunities that an impoverished and uneducated youth might not have allowed for. This is one reason why advocates for the poor emphasize how important equal access to Education is.
For two, I'm still conflicted, I admit, about some of Oscar's personal choices. For example, Bosie was a member of the Uranian ( something like that, Wiki-it ) club that had an ideology of young man/old man relationships that on closer examination might've made sense to Sparta's, um, 'mentoring' military relationships. During Oscar's trial, some of the rent boys that testified were as young as 12. I'm not sure that would go over any better now than it did then.
Oscar's apologists about his decisions are pretty well known. Which is a great springboard for people to decide for themselves if it matters if a celebrity of [whatever] also has a good character and what standard does the general public base that standard on?
In our times, we can ask: Does it matter, artistically, if Michael Jackson was actually a pedophile? And, what do we mean by 'matter'? Or do we give people of some certain talent a 'pass' in regards to these things simply because they can paint or write or act well.
Finally, Oscar had a mentor that most Oscar fans don't know about but can be found on Wiki. I reference Wiki because a) I'm in a bit of a concussion cloud right now and b) I think it's better for people to read these things for themselves anyway.
The idea that a fanbase can really turn on someone very, very quickly and with devestating results is, to me, one massive strike against the idea of fame. Oscar paid a very high price, and not just himself but his wife and children. They were totally innocent but their lives turned catastrophic while Oscar indulged himself. So, on the topic of artist and art, you know, what if wearing purple shoe laces suddenly became 'immoral' and an artist was caught on the lower east side with them on? Facetitious, slightly. But adoring fans can become a crucifying mob. And that sort of sickens me lol