Mel Gibson Sarcastic or Sincere?

9/19/2013 5:45 AM PDT

Mel Gibson could not have been happier to see the gaggle of paparazzi waiting for him in West Hollywood Wednesday night ... or was he just dripping with sarcasm?

Mel seemed superficially concerned about the well-being of the gang that couldn't shoot straight as he left the restaurant.

So we gotta ask ...